Category Archives for "Professional Development"

Dec 06

Your Biggest PD Challenge (so far…)

Professional Development

Recently, I asked you “When it comes to your own professional development, what is your single biggest challenge or frustration?”The responses ranged from finding the funding for your professional development classes, resources, and trainings to finding good PD that was actually relevant to your area of interest or your specific discipline or field.But the overwhelming […]

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Jun 22

Shiny Object Syndrome

Professional Development , Teaching

I used aspire to have a wall full of bookshelves stuffed from floor to ceiling with volumes from multiple genres, authors, and time periods. I used to admire those who managed to read a book each week.I’ve always wanted to be “well read.”But, I found myself reading the same few books over and over. I’d […]

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Jul 29

The Rest of the Story

Professional Development

Read Part I of Millie’s story HERE When Millie told me that some of her “little darlings” would never be successful, I have to admit that I got angry. In fact, few things make me more angry than running up against low expectations for “those” kids or seeing a teacher cheat kids of the opportunity […]

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Jul 22

Easier Said Than Done

Professional Development , Teaching

  I have built Mindsteps on the idea that any teacher can become a master teacher with the right kind of support and practice. And, I passionately believe this ideal – in theory. But there are times when even I struggle to live out this ideal as I work with teachers – especially teachers who […]

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