22 Jun

why are people in need of being refreshed? while i certainly appreciate the sentiment, when a teacher in my session today told me that the format and delivery of the content was refreshing, it saddened me a bit. doesn’t everyone who engages a group hope to engage them? it’s not rhetorical. i would think it would lead to a somewhat miserable existence to simply go through the motions, particularly in professional development. a new tool, a bit of technology, i think that offering some information or new tools that may not relate to the content can be a powerful olive branch.


Posted by on June 22, 2009 in Uncategorized


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2 responses to “bam!

  1. Jeri

    June 24, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    When excellence is your minimum expectation it’s hard to fathom that others seek a lesser outcome. In professional development, we seek to engage our participants in meaningful ways. It’s a given that we must find a way to connect and not waste people’s time. It’s the reason a dept with a handful of people has expanded to numbers I can’t even keep up with. It’s what we do and if we fail to make the experience valuable we debrief ,work through the issues and find way to make it better. Never content to rest on our laurels. It’s what got us here–it’s what will keep us here.

  2. texasbuckeye

    June 28, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    funny you mention minimum expectations because it seems like in the taks testing culture the minimum expectations get maximum airtime and the teachers are, very rightly, concerned with that culture in their schools.


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