i saw a man wearing a yellow LIVESTONG bracelet, smoking a cigarette. let me say that again, a man wearing a LIVESTRONG bracelet was smoking a cigarette. am i the only person that sees a problem here? he was wearing, arguably, the most recognizable symbol of any organization that raises funds and campaigns for finding a cure for cancer and he was doing this while inhaling cancer causing toxins into his body. while i respect his boldness, something is clearly amiss. as a teacher i remember some of my colleagues who were very much of the mindset ‘do as i say, not as i do’, and in middle school kids see through that in a minute. hypocrisy needs also be the concern of a professional developer. it’s very easy to advocate for certain methods, but then not model them yourself. i’m not asking professional developers to treat teachers like students, and that does happen, rather i’m asking them to make use of the sound strategies we champion.
i sense a contradiction