We know that great teaching can transform schools and change students’ lives. But getting better at teaching is tough. I’ve lost count of the number of professional development sessions I’ve attended that - while interesting - made no change to how I taught. And, if teachers don’t make consistent improvements, student learning suffers.
I’ve spent my career finding ways around this. As a senior leader in charge of professional development, and later as a trust leader for teaching, I focused on making getting better as easy as possible, supporting teachers and leaders to use valuable professional development time to do things that really work.
As a result of this, I built Steplab—a PD tool that combines the power of precise techniques, clear modelling, repeated rehearsal and teacher coaching.
Thankfully, I had some help with this momentous task! Early in the development process, I teamed up with Ben Abelman—an educator, musician and tech genius. Ben and I have spent the last few years focusing on making Steplab as easy-to-use and powerful as possible. Every aspect of Steplab is designed to make the lives of busy teachers, coaches and leaders easy. On top of this, we have built tools that give school leaders all the data they need to drive highly effective professional development, at the click of a button.
Steplab now supports well over 100,000 teachers to improve their teaching. If you’d like to find out more, we’d love to hear from you!