PDI Blog and Resources for Teachers

The Professional Development Institute has been offering quality professional development and resources to educators for over 25 years, and now we’re bringing you even more helpful tools with our PDI Blog. We respect how hard you work every single day to provide the best possible instruction so your students can be successful in your classroom and beyond. So, it is our goal to provide you with as much information and as many resources as possible to help make your teaching life easier.

Use the helpful tips, strategies, and resources we’ve provided immediately in the classroom. We will continue to add new blog articles and resources each month, so be sure to check back often or sign up to receive our e-mail to be alerted when there is a new post.

What is a growth mindset

What is the Science of Reading?
Are you one of the many educational professionals seeking to understand the science of reading? This blog article provides background knowledge on the basic principles of the science of reading to help you develop a deeper understanding.   Posted August, 2023

Discovering your own growth mindset

Discovering Your Own Growth Mindset
Are you interested in helping your students develop a growth mindset? If so, one of the best things that you can do is to take an honest assessment of your own mindset. Take the quiz and see what you discover about yourself.   Posted June, 2023

What is a growth mindset

What is a Growth Mindset and How Does it Impact Learning and Instruction?
Once students reach school age, they can be characterized as those who possess either a flexible or a fixed mindset. This article explores the characteristics and specifics regarding these two types of mindsets and how you can work with students to develop a growth mindset.   Posted May, 2023

Setting Goals for Executive Function Skills

Setting Goals to Improve the Executive Function Skills of Planning and Prioritizing
Do your students struggle to effectively plan and organize their tasks? In this blog article, we share strategies for improving these critical executive function skills.   Posted April, 2023

Improving Executive Function Skills

What are executive function skills and how do they impact learning?
Teachers are finding that students who struggle with class work and organization often have difficulty with executive function skills. In this blog article, we share details about executive function skills and how they impact students learning.   Posted March, 2023

Social and Emotional Learning for Students

What is Social and Emotional Learning?
I hear from teachers often that they are asked to use SEL in the classroom but they don’t know where to start. I get it. It can seem overwhelming. So let’s break it down a bit....   Posted February, 2023

SEL skills for content areas

Integrating Social and Emotional Learning Skills into the Content Areas
For many educators, integrating SEL into the content areas may seem like a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be. We have some great strategies for you!   Posted February, 2023

Social and Emotional Learning Teaching Practices

Ten Teaching Practices that Support Social and Emotional Learning
Teachers love lists and this one has exceptional strategies that you can put into action immediately in your classroom to support your SEL practices!   Posted February, 2023

Safe Classrooms for Social and Emotional Learning

Creating a Safe Classroom to Foster Social and Emotional Skills
Creating a classroom environment in which students feel safe to learn and grow is critical to fostering student's social and emotional skills. Gain tips for establishing a safe classroom in this blog article.   Posted February, 2023

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