Buying Options

Digital List Price: CDN$ 42.00
Kindle Price: CDN$ 20.99

Save CDN$ 21.01 (50%)

includes free international wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Share <Embed>
Kindle app logo image

Download the free Kindle app and start reading Kindle books instantly on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. Learn more

Read instantly on your browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.

Using your mobile phone camera, scan the code below and download the Kindle app.

QR code to download the Kindle app

The PD Book: 7 Habits that Transform Professional Development by [Elena Aguilar, Lori Cohen]

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.

The PD Book: 7 Habits that Transform Professional Development Kindle Edition

4.7 out of 5 stars 111 ratings

Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition

From the Publisher

The PD Book is about creating the conditions for learning—for transformative learning. But what are "the conditions" in which learning happens?

the pd book, elena aguilar, educator professional development, teacher professional development

How to create transformative PD: PARTY!

These are the conditions for learning. We've taken these, and everything we know about designing and facilitating professional development, and categorized them into seven habits. To help you remember them, we've also come up with an acronym: PARTY. This stands for Purpose, Audience, Routines, Technique, and You.


Determine and share purpose and build buy-in to purpose


Attend to learner needs: Engage emotions and build psychological safety, navigate power, and act on principles of adult learning


Plan: Design intentionally and attend to details


Execute the plan: Facilitate adaptively


Know yourself, be clear on who you want to be, and bring your best self

Product description

From the Back Cover

Develop and Sustain Your School Community with Transformational Professional Development

The PD Book offers seven practical habits—and a wealth of hands-on tools—that will revolutionize your school’s professional development. This book teaches educational leaders, administrators, professional development facilitators, coaches, and positional leaders how to inspire adult learners with a clear purpose and a strategy for navigating group power dynamics.

You’ll discover a new way to plan professional development that allows you to stay focused on important details and respond to your groups’ needs. You’ll also find dozens of actionable tips, tricks, anecdotes, research, tools, and resources to create an ideal learning environment.

“Ever wonder how to craft the kind of PD that changes hearts, minds, and behaviors? Mystery solved. Elena and Lori provide us with the concrete knowledge, tools, and skills to create inspirational PD that ultimately transforms schools.”

“Elena Aguilar brings to The PD Book a wealth of knowledge and expertise delivering high-quality learning experiences for teachers and leaders. Educators who design and deliver PD will gain unique, interesting, and pertinent insights from Aguilar’s ideas, her research, and the tools she offers for making PD joyful, meaningful and equitable.”
ROBERT RYSHKE, Executive Director of the Center for Teaching, Westminster School, Atlanta, GA

--This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

ELENA AGUILAR is Founderand President of Bright Morning Consulting, an international education, coaching, and consulting firm that offers new learning practices to organizations that aspire to build resilient communities and a just and equitable world. She has twenty years’ experience as a classroom teacher and instructional and leadership coach.

LORI COHEN has over twenty years’ experience working in public and independent schools as a classroom teacher, instructional coach, administrator, and workshop facilitator. She designs practical and portable learning experiences and facilitates sessions with a strong infusion of humor and heart.

--This text refers to the paperback edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0B1TCYTV5
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Jossey-Bass; 1st edition (May 18 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 3327 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 287 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 111 ratings

About the author

Follow authors to get new release updates, plus improved recommendations.
Brief content visible, double tap to read full content.
Full content visible, double tap to read brief content.

Elena has trained thousands of educators across the United States and abroad in transformational coaching and team development. She is a regular contributor for Edutopia and EdWeek Teacher and has published two highly acclaimed books: The Art of Coaching (2013) and The Art of Coaching Teams (2016) with an upcoming book titled Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators anticipated to release in May 2018.

Elena’s expertise derives from twenty years as a classroom teacher, instructional coach and leadership coach working in diverse school environments. In her role as a consultant, she has partnered with leaders in public and private organizations across the United States and abroad. She holds a B.A. in history and Latin American Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and an M.A. in Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley. She received her teaching credential from California State University, Hayward, and she also holds an administrative services credential. Elena lives in Oakland, California, with her husband, son, and two cats. When she’s not coaching or writing she enjoys traveling abroad, photographing birds, hiking, drinking coffee and reading fiction.

Customer reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7 out of 5
111 global ratings

Top reviews from Canada

There are 0 reviews and 1 rating from Canada

Top reviews from other countries

C. Clariday
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great book for school leaders
Reviewed in the United States on July 30, 2022
Verified Purchase
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Resource!
Reviewed in the United States on July 25, 2022
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Trekkie Bones
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Guidebook
Reviewed in the United States on July 31, 2022
Verified Purchase
Carmel Lillis
5.0 out of 5 stars An outstanding resource for all who want to improve their work as educators.
Reviewed in the United States on August 3, 2022
Verified Purchase
5.0 out of 5 stars Practical and easy to implement PD strategies to change your mindset to helping others grow!
Reviewed in the United States on June 7, 2022
Verified Purchase
Report an issue

Does this item contain inappropriate content?
Do you believe that this item violates a copyright?
Does this item contain quality or formatting issues?