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Five Key Beliefs for Leaders

8.8

(10 ratings)

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5 Weeks

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Cohort-based Course

How to plan and deliver high-impact professional development on student motivation in 2022-2023.

Hosted by

Dave Stuart Jr.

Best-selling author and award-winning teacher

Course overview

Next year, lead PD they love.

Help your teachers and students thrive in the classroom with the five key beliefs for student motivation, and learn the kind of strategic thinking and practical planning that will make passionate learning the bedrock of your school culture.

Who is this course for

01

If you're in charge of PD next year and want to start planning now for something deeply good for all teachers & students, it's for you.

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If collective teacher helplessness is spreading & you know the five key beliefs can help but you don't know what to do next, it's for you.

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If you want PD to be something that you and your colleagues look forward to, something that builds up teachers of all levels, it's for you.

Key outcomes

Know the content

I want you to become deeply knowledgeable about the five key beliefs methodology -- so much so that you'll be an able thought partner to a diversity of colleagues, a perceptive leader of professional development, and an effective further learner.

Transform your school

When you start implementing the projects throughout the course, you'll start to see the change as more teachers and students come to school excited to learn.

Make a plan

I'm going to share case studies and examples from the PD work I've done with districts in almost every state in the USA and several countries besides so that you can plan from a strong, strategic standpoint for high-impact, low-stress PD.

Gain a network

To date, there's only been one person in the world who gets to explore the five key beliefs methodology with brilliant people far and wide -- me! This course will change that. Imagine a network of folks doing this same kind of work.

8.8

(10 ratings)

See what people are saying

        We are halfway through a year long journey with Dave and as we survey our staff after each monthly PD session the words that consistently reverberate K-12 are: curious, excited, encouraged and VALIDATED. Dave delivers the beliefs in manageable, sustainable and engaging ways and is taking our efforts and turning them into a practice and a culture.
Lindsay Luetje

Lindsay Luetje

Dean of Students, Telstar Middle School
        Within two days of his workshop, teachers in every department in our school were trying out a strategy or applying a principle that Dave presented to us. And not because we required it, but because they actually saw value and believed that Dave’s ideas could improve the quality of their teaching and help them remain joyful and invested in the work.
Dr. John Tanner

Dr. John Tanner

Principal, AGW Middle School
        Dave Stuart shared practical and insightful strategies to prepare our school administrators for the 2021-2022 school year. We look forward to future visits!
LoWan Brown

LoWan Brown

Assistant Principal, Mary McLeod Bethune Community School
        Dave's professional development was so incredibly beneficial to me as a first year teacher. In my brief conversations with others about the PD and my interactions with students regarding the beliefs, I know this is career trajectory-altering.
Sean Daigle

Sean Daigle

Secondary math teacher
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A quick word from me to you

Meet your instructor

Dave Stuart Jr.

Dave Stuart Jr.

The difference between good and bad PD is a soul uplifted and of a soul crunched, a classroom enlivened and a classroom grayed, a career encouraged and a career questioned.


In the over 200 professional development sessions I've led during the past decade, I've tried thousands of tactics and learned from all kinds of failures. I've seen to build quick and lasting credibility as a PD provider; I've seen how ideas for professional learning can become an unintended burden instead of a much-needed boon.


The purpose of this course is to share what I've learned with you about leading professional development on the five key beliefs. I know of no topic more important for schools around the world than this one -- especially for this coming school year.


If you're responsible, in whole or in part, for professional development at your school next year, this course is for you.

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Course syllabus

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The Content

Here we learn the five key beliefs methodology, straight from the guy who first developed it. I'll also share what I've found is a "minimum viable understanding" in a 1-3 hour opening PD session on this topic.

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The Strategy

Here we set an Everest for a five key belief PD program, and then we look at the tools it takes to attempt the peak. We'll also examine the most common ways that PD presenters unintentionally harm their credibility and turn off the hearts and ears of folks they're trying to serve. I'll even pick apart the first hour of a PD session I led.

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The Plan

This is where you start having fun -- envisioning a plan for 22-23 that works within your unique constraints and has the best odds of making a difference. You're gonna leave this course with a plan.

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Refining

We'll spend our final two weeks of the course refining one anothers' plans and digging deeper into Content and Strategy. By the time we're done, our heads won't just be filled with ideas; our minds will be set on what it will practically look like to begin carrying this out.

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The Pitch

PD isn't done from an island, so we'll end by practicing the communication it'll take to get more folks enlisted in this beautiful, good, and powerful work.

Learning is better with cohorts

Learning is better with cohorts

Active, not passive

This course focuses on live workshops and hands-on projects

Efficient, not exhaustive

I will give you every shortcut I know of for thinking as effectively as you can about the work you have ahead of you because every member of our cohort will be a time-constrained, in-demand professional

Learn with a cohort of peers

You’ll be learning in public through breakout rooms and an engaged asynchronous discussion community

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