My Math Class Weblog

October 2, 2008

The best professional development

Filed under: Uncategorized — KymInKorea @ 2:53 am

The best professional development I have ever experienced has come directly from the mouths of experienced teachers who TEACH AT MY SCHOOL!.  I have been at many different schools (okay only 4) within the district and I have experienced the gammut of professional development.  But without a shadow of doubt, whenever I get the opportunity to learn from a presentation from a teacher who is teaching at my schooo, I learn tons of applicable proffesional development.  I bet of administrators to stop hiring outside the district, region, and school, and take stock of the resources you have at your school.  Having your teachers present for professional development will

1.) motivate other teachers to attend on their own and not of obligation, because everyone wants to know what so and so is doing.

2.) give other teachers an opportunity to see first hand or hear from the horse’s mouth about the lessons other teachers learned the hard way so that the new teachers won’t have to learn them.

3.) encourage others to present their ideas and/or successful teaching, discipline, document management ideas to other teachers

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