Teacher Effectiveness

High-quality first instruction is the #1 determinant of student success, and teachers are the front-line experts charged with that important responsibility.

Is there a single profession more essential, more valuable, and more critical to our shared existence than education? We cannot leave our learning and teaching to chance; supporting our teachers’ ongoing growth, continued learning, and professional expertise must be at the forefront of our minds, our goals, our plans, and our budgets. Nowhere else can we make our most vital investment in our most precious resource than right here in the classroom! At EducationHall, our goal in providing professional learning experiences for teachers (and other instructional personnel) is to enhance their collective impact – so they’re not just doing the right things, they’re making the greatest difference in bolstering student-learning and student-development outcomes. Remember: We’re all about teaching kids, not content; students, not curriculum; humans, not numbers.

Some of the many topics within this realm include

Welcome to the classroom

Professional Development for brand-new teachers

Growing as a reflective practitioner

Using Pete Hall’s suite of capacity-building resources, we’ll help educators embrace the “the more reflective we are, the more effective we are” mentality


ELA, math, science, social studies, art, PE, music, you name it, we’ve got it

Planning for learning

Getting beyond the doing and focusing on the learning

Becoming a Professional Learning Community

From launching to refining collaborative practices as a grade-level, department, or other team, we can help you strengthen your PLC

Curating environments of joy and learning

Students learn best when they’re immersed in conditions that celebrate curiosity and achievement

High-yield practices

Using one of several tomes on best-practices in education, we’ll help your school or district get on the same page with the application of impactful instructional strategies

The neurobiology of trauma and stress

Understanding how our brains respond to stress and learning strategies for self-regulation to support learning

Relationships, Equity, Partnering with Families, Homework, Grading, Blended Learning, Flipped Classrooms, Technology Applications, Bell-to-Bell Learning…this list could go on and on. Not sure where to start? Not to worry, we’ve got your back. Simply Contact Us and set up a time for a strategic call. We’ll help you hone your focus and design a professional learning plan that ushers you along the path toward success, however you define it.

Resources related to Educator Effectiveness

Interested in learning more? Maybe you’d like to start a book study or access a resource to supplement your learning. Here are a couple options, and you can learn more on our Resources page.

What do you need?​

Professional Learning Facilitators

You know of Pete Hall’s skills and reputation as an instructional leader. He leads the stable of experienced leadership experts who are available to provide high-quality, highly-engaging, and highly-impactful professional development experiences for you and your team. To learn more about our collection of professional learning facilitators, visit the EducationHall Speakers Bureau

In-Person PD

We know the value of face-to-face, human-to-human, eye-to-eye connections during professional learning experiences, don’t we? We missed that so much during the pandemic! We prioritize face-to-face whenever possible, understanding its place at the top of adult-learning theory. Here are some options you might want to consider when putting together your professional learning plans.

Keynote address

Small- or large-group sessions, highly informative, less interactive, highly motivational messages – especially useful for kicking-off initiatives, launching the school year, or generating commitment and momentum toward a shift in practice

Workshop or Series of workshops

From 60-minute sessions to a series of 6-hour workshops, we can go as in-depth as you need, offering interactive, collaborative opportunities for learning the skills and strategies to assist you in support your students

Site visits and walkthroughs

From strategic planning sessions to campus walks, classroom visits, facilitated team meetings, we can help you make the most of in-school time with collaborative, in-the-moment sessions that address current challenges and needs

Conferences or Retreats

When you want to build teamwork, separate from the grind, get on the same page, and enhance your teaching acumen together, we can plan, build, and deliver a top-shelf, one-day or multi-day experience to meet your needs

Virtual Professional Development

If we gained something from the pandemic, it was our willingness to embrace virtual learning options as viable (and cost-effective) ways to continue to “sharpen our saw” and build our skills. Virtual learning offers flexibility and choice in ways that in-person PD doesn’t always accommodate, so we have asynchronous and synchronous options for all of these options:


All the opportunities for small- or large-group PD that we can do in-person can also be provided virtually, using as many interactive tools as possible

Online courses

We are continuously working to update our library of on-demand online courses, and many of these are built to highlight topics and themes as you request them


These static, informative sessions provide key information that you can refer back to often, and use as you wish

What can you expect from EducationHall’s Professional Learning support?

With the team at EducationHall, you’ve truly got a partner. We pride ourselves on offering top-notch support through tailored professional learning experiences (you won’t get a canned presentation) designed to help you meet your goals. Whether it’s Pete or any member of our stable of incredible facilitators, we aim to deliver engaging, relevant, applicable services from authentic, driven, versatile human beings, well-versed in current educational trends, recent research, and the practices of andragogy.

In addition, we always provide up-front pricing with no surprises, making the paperwork easy for you so you can focus on what’s important: your vision, your goals, and your needs. To that end, we offer a guarantee and a promise that we’ll do everything we can to support you in achieving incredible levels of success. Want to know what some of our hundreds of past client-partners have said? Read the endorsements below:

Words of praise for EducationHall​

“This was a high-paced, energetic, informative, and reflective session. The presenter was on his game!”

Patty G.

High School teacher (ID)

“​I could tell I was in the presence of a special individual who made what had to be a very tough road like a walk in the garden.”

Jeannie I.

Teacher (CA)

“The content was well presented and the information was valuable for building the instructional capacity of our teachers.”

Terry P.

Principal (NY)