Michael Murphy

Learning Forward, San Antonio, TX

Michael is 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 40 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. Murphy is the author or co-author of four books and numerous articles. His most recent book is co-authored with Carol Ann Tomlinson, Leading for Differentiation: Growing Teachers Who Grow Kids, published in 2015.

I am always excited to come to this conference with my colleagues and learn a few new things about professional learning. This is also a place to meet enthusiastic educators who are dedicated to elevating their profession and work hard every day to improve lives of their students.

— Alica Unruh

The level of intellectual stimulation and dialogue is unparalleled. There is always someone nearby or at your table who can help process new ideas or help you think about how what you’re hearing applies to your work. The balance of research and application is really nice. Getting to hear from top authors about their current projects helps me feel very informed so that I can feel abreast of current trends in the professional learning field. At the same time, the balance of topics that are “oldies but goodies” is nice because there are always new practitioners joining the conference.

— 2018 Attendee