Avoiding Burnout, Finding Fuel, Cultivating Success

Ideas from Exemplary Educators
When registering for any summer workshop, be sure to provide an email address and phone number where you can be reached during the summer.

Professional Development


Teacher stress, dissatisfaction, and burnout are troubling and common. Dr. Betsy Nordell's desire to address this led her to conduct doctoral research with Massachusetts teachers with exemplary ratings. She explored how and why these educators thrive. 

Over the course of two days, workshop participants will:

  • hear what these exemplary educators had to say about what they do and why they do it.  
  • explore how these educators' beliefs, priorities, decisions, and actions help to foster their successes.
  • consider possible connections between the exemplary educators' approaches and their own teaching practices.
  • gain greater insight into the important work of educators and see more possibilities for avoiding burnout, finding fuel, and cultivating successes in their own classrooms. 

Audience and Grade Level

Administrators, Teachers; Grades K-12


12 PDPs will be awarded to participants upon completion of this training.


Future training dates will be announced here. If you have questions or are interested in offering this training on-site, please contact us.

For more information, contact:
Events Coordinator
413.586.4900 x5981


A maximum class size is set for each course and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If the number of registrations for a course exceeds the maximum seats available or is too low to be able to conduct a quality learning experience, CES will inform you of available options.

Course Cancellation

If you wish to cancel your registration, please submit a request in writing (via mail, email or fax) no later than 7 business days before the workshop’s start date. After that, there are no refunds or billing adjustments.

In the event that a course is cancelled by the Collaborative for Educational Services, we will notify you as soon as possible. Please be sure to provide your best email address and phone number so we can contact you. Although every effort is made to avoid last minute cancellations, if an emergency arises, we will do our best to reach you at the phone number and email address you provide. 

Inclement Weather

Any delays or cancellations are posted online at collaborative.org. You may also call 413.588.5979 after 6:30am for information about classes that day. Or for Early Childhood Professional Development information, please call 413.588.5570.