What is Purpose Pushers Academy?

Purpose Pushers Academy is an online platform designed to equip and empower educators who are passionate about educational equity. Through coaching and on-demand research-based E-courses, educators can engage in personalized professional learning that meets their unique needs. Educators have the option of focusing on specific competencies within (4) strands to create their own professional development pathway based on their interests and needs. By committing to a sequential and on-going approach, educators can build upon and sustain professional development. At the conclusion of each course, educators will receive a Certificate of Completion. With approval from the school or district, recertification points for educators working towards licensure renewal may be awarded for completion of E-Courses. 

(Check with your school or district for approval)

(4) Strands of Professional Development Rooted in Educational Equity

Strand #1 - Teacher Motivation

Strand #2 - Relationship-Building and Culturally Relevant Teaching

Strand #3 - Racial Equity

Strand #4 - Classroom Management and Special Education (Courses coming soon)

With (11) available courses and several courses coming soon, all members of the school community have an opportunity to personalize the professional learning they desire to receive.

Available E-Courses

  1. ALL IN! - Coaching Teachers with a Purpose for Virtual Engagement
  2. 5 Strategies for Building Educator Resilience
  3. Overcoming Educator Burnout
  4. Relational Teaching (SEL Focus)
  5. Culturally Relevant Teaching
  6. From Poverty to Purpose: Supporting Students Impacted by Poverty and Trauma
  7. Blind Spots: Racism, Bias, and Strategies to Help You Move Toward Equity
  8. Lecture on Race and School Discipline: Moving from Zero Tolerance to Educational Equity
  9. Hip Hop Pedagogy & Literacy
  10. Instructional Coaching: Why Should I Receive Instructional Coaching
  11. Planning with a Purpose - Moving from Vision to Execution (Leadership Focus)

E-Courses Launching Soon

  1. Developing Multicultural Consciousness
  2. Special Education: Equity Through SDI
  3. Special Education: Co-Teaching with a Purpose!
  4. Classroom Management: Why do They do That?

"I believe every teacher has the potential to become an unforgettable, life-changing, and destiny-altering educator. With the right tools and the right amount of coaching, any educator can inspire their students and increase student achievement. This is what I call a "Teacher with a Purpose!"

- JT Taylor, CEO of Purpose Pushers LLC

Inspiration and Instructional Coaching

JT Taylor is an award-winning educator, researcher, and author who has been featured in several newspaper articles and a WHRO commercial titled, “The Teaching Profession.” For the past decade, he has worked with district leaders, principals, administrative teams, teachers, and students across several states and school divisions. Specializing in multicultural education, culturally responsive practices, special education, and best instructional practices for reaching all learners, JT's goal is to build capacity to ensure that educators are equipped to provide every child with an opportunity to succeed.