If you are tired of sitting through boring, irrelevant professional development sessions, it’s time to join the Four O’Clock Faculty.
The Four O’Clock Faculty, co-founded by educator and author Rich Czyz, is on a mission to revolutionize professional learning for all educators. In his book, Rich identifies ways to make PD meaningful, efficient, and, above all, personally relevant.
The Four O’Clock Faculty is a practical guide that reveals why some PD is so awful and what YOU can do to change the model for the betterment of you and your colleagues. As you read this book, you will …
- Discover simple techniques for switching up staff meetings
- Find more effective ways to use your PD time
- Learn how to go ROGUE when you are not getting what you need as a professional learner
What game plan will you follow for changing professional development in your school or district? It all starts with this book!
“A useful and urgent manual for teachers who care. People like you.”
—Seth Godin, author, Stop Stealing Dreams
“Rich's direct approach to making PD valuable is refreshing …. This book is a classic for all educational leaders who wish to provide appropriate and participatory PD.”
—Michael Curran, education professor, Rider University
“This is a handbook of relevant PD ideas you'll want to refer to over and over.” —Matt Miller, author, Ditch That Textbook
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A MUST READ for anyone that plans and facilitates PD! This book contains fantastic strategies (both big and small) to personalize professional development and provides the guidance to implement them as soon as tomorrow. It is also a great reflective read as each chapter is complete with a summary and reflection questions to digest the strategies and concepts shared. This book would be a fantastic choice for a book study with any instructional leadership team!