One Week Staff Development

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Timothy Welch

As a member of the cadre, I have the opportunity to attend (in the course of the school year) essentially one week of staff development to learn about new instructional tools and strategies to enhance my staff development skills. This makes me think about teachers. Where is their week? Why don’t we brainstorm a way to provide a week (paid) where teachers can get this kind of instruction not when they are thinking about grades, and bulletin boards and all that stuff, but can instead have dedicated time to explore the tools that best fit their instructional needs. I think this would move us forward on staff development more thatn the ways we are doing it now. Thoughts?

And I don’t want to hear that we can’t afford it, my new mantra is we can’t afford not to, so let’s have our admins figure out how to structure this……