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Why PD Stinks

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Do you sometimes dread the on-site professional development sessions offered by your school or district? Or do you simply attend them without much interest? Join Valerie Lewis as she offers some suggestions as to why teachers have turned their backs on professional development sessions and how administrators have played a role in squashing teachers' enthusiasm. She will also offer several tips and suggestions for both administrators and teachers on how they can come to some resolution, improve PD, and fall in love with teaching again.


Status: Available On-Demand
Subject: Other
Last aired on: Thursday, January 28, 2016 @ 4:00 PM EST
Duration: 30 minutes
Credit Hours: 0.5
Categories: Administrator Resources, Communication & Collaboration, Personal Enrichment
Tags: admin resources, PD, personal enrichment, professional development

Reviews (34)

Full Member
Thank you. Informative, good suggestions, food for thought...
This was informative
I loved the quote, "Leaders who don't listen will eventually be surrounded by people who have nothing to say." As teachers, we need to be made know what will help us the most and what interests us.
Very interesting points made in regards to professional development versus personalized learning.
very informative
Good presentation. We must practice what we want our students to do.
Full Member
This made total sense...PERSONAL learning versus PD...awesome! Valerie makes some very valid points about what we expect from our students, but then what we do ourselves. We MUST practice what we preach!

I think there are some good points here... I've always been passionate about teaching and learning.
Great presentation! Valerie really made me realize how important it is to at least try new things in my classroom! I will definitely take her advice this school year!
Full Member
I like this presentation! Ms. Lewis makes some excellent points about PD versus Professional Learning and the commitment to satisfy your passion.
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