A 3-day Intensive designed to help school-based Administrators and District Leaders change both the WILL and SKILL of the people you lead and turn your school and district into a success story with the people you already have.


Give teachers feedback they will welcome and immediately apply to improve their practice (and avoid pushback, hurt feelings, or blank stares).


Give teachers the support they need and see them make huge improvements year over year (without creating more work for yourself).


Help every teacher take ownership over their own growth and recommit to achieving rigorous goals for students (without being perceived as the “bad guy”)


Overcome toxicity and develop a student-focused culture (it’s easier than you think).

Are you feeling pressure to transform your school?

  • Are you facing pushback from your teachers?
  • Do teachers resist your feedback or worse ignore it all together?
  • Are you spending more time putting out fires instead of doing the work you really want to be doing?
  • Is it hard to get others excited about or invested in your vision?
  • Feel like you’re bouncing from one quick fix to the next but nothing really changes?
  • Are you at a loss for how to help your struggling teachers improve?

Builder's Lab Works For...

Discover how the Builder's Lab is right for you based on where you are in your journey:
  • district leaders
  • Principals/Asst. Principals
  • Instructional Coaches

As a coach, you’re in a tough position. You’re not an administrator with supervisory authority and yet, you’re something more than a teacher. At Builder’s Lab I, you’ll discover how to support teachers when you don’t have the authority to hold them accountable. Plus, you’ll develop a coaching plan you can use to help all the teachers you serve make significant growth this year.

"If you lead other people, you need to come to Builder’s Lab I."


Practical Strategies

No fluffy “techniques” or platitudes or theories. You’ll get proven, actionable, step-by-step processes that will help you get everyone in your school or district on board and working towards your goals.

Real Time Practice and Feedback

This isn’t a sit-and-get workshop. You’ll get plenty of time to actually practice what you are learning so you can be sure you’ve got it before you go back to your districts and put it into action. We keep the group small so that you’ll get Robyn’s personal coaching, feedback, and support throughout the intensive. Plus, we’ve built in an entire Implementation Lab to help you immediately implement what you learn at Builder’s Lab so that you can hit the ground running the moment you go home.

Network and Connect with Other Builders

Learn from and with other Builders from all over the world who are going through similar challenges in their districts or schools. Find out what they’re doing, share resources, and get a fresh perspective from colleagues who share your passion and commitment for students. And, keep those connections going long after you return to your schools.

​Learn from Robyn Jackson at Builder's Lab 

You’ll discover how to give teachers feedback they will actually act on, how to support teachers’ will AND skill, how to help teachers be more accountable, and how to build a school culture focused on setting and achieving big goals for students.

Plus, you’ll discover practical strategies to help you walk the fine line between encouraging and empowering your teachers to be their best and holding them accountable for the work before them.

​What People Are Saying

Here's what people are saying about the Builder's Lab I

"Its' probably the best professional development I've had as an educator and this is my 26th year."

-Keith Derrick

"I was burnt out and ready to the end of the first day I was ALL in"             

-Anna Rozzi

"We needed a shared language and vision."                                                                   

-Kevin Taylor

Discover how Builder's Lab has helped educators just like you grow their teachers and transform their schools.

Watch the Conference Trailer below.

What's My Investment?

How much time are you wasting trying to work with resistant teachers who refuse to improve?

How many hours do you lose each week putting out fires instead of doing the work that matters most?

How many years do you settle for small, incremental gains instead of achieving the bigger vision you have for your school?

LIVE Workshop Dates and Locations

  • REgistration
  • Event Schedule
  • 2020 Dates

Builder's Lab 2020

  • June 29 - July 1, 2020  | Location: Arlington, VA     Register Now
  • July 20 - 22, 2020  | Location: Las Vegas, NV   Register Now
  • October 5-7, 2020  | Location: College Park, MD  Registration Opens May 2020
                 Located on the Global Campus of the University of Maryland


What is Builder's Lab?

What will I learn at Builder's Lab?

Who is Builder's Lab for?

Can I bring a team?

What is your cancellation policy?

Are there other dates and locations for 2020?

You'll be thrilled with your decision to attend Builder's Lab or you won't pay.

All we ask is that you attend the entire first day of the Builder's Lab. If you don’t agree that this is hands-down the most thorough and useful intensive you’ve ever attended for learning how to build master teachers, just return your course materials and receive a prompt refund of your entire tuition.

Over the 3 days, you'll learn how to give powerful feedback that teachers will welcome and implement, meaningful support that teachers will use to make significant improvements in their practice, real accountability that helps every take ownership over their own professional practice and growth, and build a healthy school culture where everyone is committed to shared core values and focused on doing the right work.