Whether you call it professional development, faculty meetings, or in-service days, getting together with your teaching colleagues to meet about school happenings and curriculum can seem sometimes tedious, and for many, plain old not fun. But they’re a necessary part of being a teacher, and since they’re pretty inevitable, they might as well be as interesting as possible.
- Time it Out – only spend a certain amount of time on each item.
- Flip Your Meeting – distribute the agenda and materials ahead of time and ask people to come with questions and products.
- Give Everyone a Voice – encourage everyone to speak, uninterrupted.
- Use Technology – use the availble technology to model best practice.
- Be Hands On – take time let everyone learn how to use new tools and technologies.
Posted by Katie Lepi on Edudemic at http://www.edudemic.com/2013/05/ways-to-make-professional-development-more-interesting/