I couldn’t agree more with dear Tony! CPD sessions are important for all teachers because we should know ourselves much better to help our students. Teacher training is like life long learning-it never stops! Also, school administrations should give more importance to this issue instead of ignoring its importance and its staff. If we do more research, more in-class research, more sessions to share what we have with each other, we can grow together.
Our students change every year. I mean their interests, needs and learning preferences change. As teachers, we should understand these changes and provide new and effective ways to collaborate with our learners in our learning environment to reach “outcome” together. In order to do that, we need to improve, revise or redesign how we teach in accordance with our aims and learners. Saying that is really easy but it is not like that in reality.
I always think that our working environment is a great tool to achieve this. We have many colleagues who are already teaching and they have experience as much as we do! So, why don’t we start sharing with each other in our institutions? This is free! Our institutions do not have to pay for any sessions.
CPD is not so far away… Everything starts with a “core” and we all have this in our working environment. We just need to open our eyes and initiate this process 🙂
Let’s grow our collaborative environment all together! 🙂
There I am…under my favourite olive tree, looking out at the point where the Aegean almost meets the Mediterranean…on the Turkish Riviera.
Sounds like heaven, yes?
So what the hell am I doing on my MacBook Air?
I’ll tell you – looking at the marketing bumf for the training courses that support a book entitled ‘A Handbook for Personalized Competency-Based Education (PCBE)’ from Robert Marzano and his gang at Marzano Research. Yes, as the sun goes down, the soft Aegean twilight floods the mountains and bay around Akbuk (near Didim)…here’s me reading about the type of Professional Development (PD) needed to ‘inspire’ teachers to breathe life into PCBE.
BTW – Did you know that the word inspire is derived from the Latin ‘inspirare’ which literally means to breathe life into another? Stephen Covey learned me that a few years back…
I am such a sad, sad…
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