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BUILD PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS. INSPIRE CRITICAL THINKING. INCREASE STUDENT ENGAGEMENT!
To start using POWARRFUL Teaching Strategies in your classroom, download the FREE 6 Core POWARR Skills Handout! You’ll get instant access to an overview of the 6 core POWARR Skills, along with examples of when and how to apply them across STEM subjects, Language Arts, and Social Studies.
With increasing classroom demands, teachers need a flexible, adaptable instructional framework to consistently engage students in a meaningful, learner-focused way.
POWARRful Teaching Strategies fulfills this need while also serving as a tool for organic problem solving and collaboration, with the core POWARR skills being:
Dr. Blades is available to deliver workshops for
teachers of all subjects and grade levels. Her main offerings include:
Dr. Blades has created a host of free resources to help teachers quickly learn how to use POWARRful Teaching Strategies effectively across multiple content areas.
An award-winning educator with more than 20 years in education (16 of those in the classroom), Dr. Blades is a highly-sought consultant, speaker, and presenter who thrives on empowering teachers and students alike. While completing her Doctorate of Education in Instructional Leadership, she created the POWARRful Teaching Strategies framework based on her classroom observations to give teachers an effective, comprehensive tool for activating curiosity, engaging students, and advancing higher-level thinking and doing.
Dr. Blades has an inherent ability to spot gaps and develop creative solutions to fill them, evidenced in that she also founded The Mediocre Teacher Project©,which is dedicated to helping teachers avoid and battle through burnout by incorporating their unique gifts and talents into their daily practice. In 2017, she amplified the conversation by launching The Dr. Marquita Blades Show-Candid Conversations that Create Change, an internet-based broadcast focused on discussing current trends and issues in education. Dr. Blades is also a co-founder of The Gyrlfriend Collective, an independent publishing house that connects, supports, and uplifts women by giving them a platform to share their voices through written publications. She has individually contributed to many publications, podcasts, and interviews; a comprehensive list can be found here.
With widespread interest in her rigorous, inclusive approach to student engagement and collaboration, Dr. Blades hosted the inaugural POWARRful Teaching Conference in May 2021. In January 2022, she established the Dr. Marquita S. Blades POWARRful Teaching Changing Lives Scholarship at Nova Southeastern University's Abraham S. Fischler College of Education & School of Criminal Justice. The award will benefit students enrolled in graduate-level courses.
“Teaching online and need instructional strategies to increase student engagement? You want to take Dr. Blades’ POWARRFULl strategies masterclass! Dr. Blades offers instructional strategies that are practical and will have your students engaged in the lesson, and having so much fun! I would recommend this course to all teachers!”
"This seminar was amazing. And I write this after swearing off of educational PD forever. Every single strategy, idea, lesson Dr. Blades taught us was engaging, relevant, and useful. Best PD I’ve attended in a decade. Thank you!”
"I have attended several NGSS workshops but I've never left one feeling I had learned much until today! This was delivered on our level and in a way we could take directly into the classroom!"
"Based on Dr. Blades's differentiation training, our PLC's utilized numerous differentiation strategies to determine and differentiate for our students' needs during the entire school year. The strategies were used to identify and fill our COVID gaps. As a staff, we are grateful for her expertise and help."
Director of Instruction
Cuba School District
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