Sunday, February 13, 2011
A few thoughts on BORING PD days.
I recently attended 2 days of training for Smartboard. What stood out about the training was not what I learned. What stood out was my disengagement.
Unfortunately, many experience PD days like this. They have to sit. They have to listen. They have to read a Powerpoint presentation while listening to the speaker read it at the same time. They have to listen to the speaker’s opinions and not share their own. They have to sit there disengaged. They even question the benefit of such an activity.
Wait! There is a benefit. It reminds me how multitudes of students feel every day the world over- disengaged. It is a reminder to never run a classroom like boring PD days.