We create high-quality professional development content for teachers through a blog, a podcast network, and an on-line community.
This is a learning platform for teachers who want to improve their practice by connecting with experts and each other. It’s for teachers who love their students and work hard to help them.
It’s for hard workers and smart thinkers. It’s for teachers who believe in inquiry and research and choice in the classroom.
If that sounds like you, you’re in the right place.
We built it for you.
“The teaching life is filled with the constant need to adapt.” – Donald Graves
Penny Kittle leads with this quote from Don Graves in one of the stories from her podcast. It also appears in a blog post that tells the story of this project, how it came to be, and how it helps teachers.
This site and our podcast network are designed to help you adapt and strengthen your teaching practice. Our first three podcast series will do exactly that.
Re:Teaching shares conversations with leading authors and thinkers in the world of education. They share observations, ideas, and suggestions that you can bring into your teaching practice right away. Re:Teaching is hosted by Kevin Carlson, founder of The Teacher Learning Sessions.
Stories from the Teaching Life with Penny Kittle are brilliant, insightful, inspiring essays about teaching and life Penny has written and collected in her years as an educator. They will move you and inspire you, and they will remind you of the beauty of living the teaching life.
Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo is a 3-times weekly short podcast where Jen answers questions posed by actual teachers. Teachers like you. It could actually be you. But not yet. That show launches in September.
And, we have plans to add other podcasts to the network in the fall.
Where am I? And what am I doing here?
These are good questions.
These are good questions for your students ask on their first day in your room.
These are good questions for you to ask yourself about your teaching practice and career.
And these are good questions for you to ask right now, as you look through our site.
Our hope is that you’ll find a community of colleagues and experts who teach, challenge, learn, and share. We hope you’ll connect with other teachers who care as much about their teaching, their classrooms, and their students as you do about yours.
We’re just getting started.
This site is brand new. So please come back and watch it grow.
We will be adding new blog posts nearly every day, and we’ll also add new podcast preview episodes. In mid-August the podcasts will be available through iTunes, but until then, they are only available here on the site. We’ve included a link on each episode’s page that you can cut and paste to make them easy to share with others.
We hope you join us, help build our community, and share what you find with others.
Thank you for checking out the site. Enjoy!
And welcome to The Teacher Learning Sessions.