The Facts

Educators are trying to solve very similar problems each day. But they are isolated in this work and have only the experience and scope of their own classroom, school or district to tap into.

This means that they miss out on collaboration and camaraderie as they do the most important work in our schools. It may sound cheesy, but Phillip in Portland and Stacy in Boston are trying to solve the same problem in their classrooms…


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This is what the Great American Training Days are all about!

The Solution

LIVE professional development events designed to:


Override the typical “sit and get” mode of PD with a fresh take on interactive and collaborative teacher training


Connect teachers from the West coast all the way to the East coast to learn, talk, plan and troubleshoot… and even become friends in the process!


Significantly boost teacher mojo and skill so they head back to the classroom fired up

Who it’s for:


K-12 school districts and school leaders


Instructional coaches


Classroom teachers

Our Real-Life Test Audience Said…

“It felt engaging because we could interact with Jill more regularly than we would be able to if we were participants in a large-group training.”

“I think that each site’s questions enhanced the learning of the other groups participating!”

“I definitely appreciated the questions from other places. It made me consider other ideas that I wasn’t thinking about.”

“This was one of the best presentations I have ever participated in. I can only suggest that you keep pioneering this format to reach schools and teachers that would not normally be able to attend training like this. THANK YOU!”

“I am very glad I took part in this opportunity and workshop. I learned a lot, and this has refreshed and shifted my thinking and practice. Thank you Jill!”

2019 Offerings & Pricing

How to Coach Teachers to Teach (Almost) Anything Training

(up to 50 participants)

  • 2-day training
  • Audience: New and veteran coaches, principals
  • Offered:
    • January 29-30, 2019
    • September 5-6, 2019


  • $8500 + materials

The Simplified Lesson Planning Formula Training

(up to 50 participants)

  • 1-day training
  • Audience: K-12 classroom teachers, coaches
  • Offered:
    • March 21, 2019
    • May 10, 2019
    • October 17, 2019
    • November 6, 2019
  • $5500 + materials

You can design and tailor your professional development calendar to your school or district by hosting 1, 2 or ALL of the trainings we’re offering in 2019!

Where is the Training Held?

It’s LIVE!

Well… this is where it gets interesting because this ain’t no webinar or YouTube video!

Jill will be in her hometown of Los Angeles on a sound stage with her loyal crew. She will train you LIVE from L.A. while you are LIVE in your hometown training room.

Did we mention that this is LIVE? We have cutting edge technology to weave all of the sites together so that every question, comment and interaction is shared all across the country… in real time!

Who is Jill Jackson, anyway?

Jill Jackson is a former classroom teacher and administrator and the words she lives by are: “Straight Talk. Simple Steps.” Jill has used her experiences in 30+ states and with thousands of teachers, coaches, administrators, program directors and superintendents as inspiration for her down-to-earth and super practical books: Get a Backbone, Principal! and Get Some Guts, Coach!

Jill is also the author of How to Teach Students to Critically Think About Text, How to Teach Students to Write Informational Text and How to Coach Teachers to Teach (Almost) Anything.

She is truly obsessed with simplifying things in education because she sees simplicity as the only way to get the important things done in and out of the classroom. Oh, and she is also obsessed with having fun while the work gets done!

Jill is the Managing Director and Owner of Jackson Consulting, Inc. and is very proud of the work her team has done for kids and educators in the past 13 years.

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Contact our team!

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