Mike Murphy

San Antonio, Texas

Mike Murphy is a Senior Consultant for Learning Forward and a national educational coach, facilitator, and consultant who is recognized for his leadership training in planning, communication, feedback, long-term change, and motivation strategies.  He draws from 39 years of educational experience in urban, suburban, and rural school district settings as he trains and works with teachers, teacher leaders, school leaders, and district leaders across the United States and Canada. Much of Mike’s work supports school and district leaders in planning and implementing large-scale improvement initiatives, visioning, understanding change and its impact on people, evaluating school improvement progress, designing exceptional professional learning, and facilitating learning in how to engage people in productive, relationship-rich, results-based conversations.  Since 2009, he has consulted with varieties of school leaders in 19 states and two Canadian provinces, and he has presented in numerous state, national and international symposia and conferences.  He is an author for numerous articles and books, his most recent book being Leading for Differentiation: Growing Teachers Who Grow Kids, co-authored with Carol Ann Tomlinson.

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Areas of Expertise

System Improvement

Build the capacity of central office leaders to transform your district into a true learning system.

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School Leadership

Develop learning leaders for learning schools.

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School Improvement

Create a culture of collective responsibility in your schools.

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Publications & Resources

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Learning Forward webinars

Join authors and leaders in the field of education for webinars on key topics that will prepare you to successfully…

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Tools of engagement: Sharing evidence of student engagement sparks changes in teacher practice

Teachers and researchers at the J. Erik Jonsson School in Dallas, Texas, tracked evidence of student engagement, resulting in improvements…

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Change Theory in Action

In fall 2010, Webster (NY) Central School District began work on creating and implementing a new vision for literacy built…

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