What is PD?

Short answer: it’s professional development.

Unpack that, though. What is it?

Is it something I do because there are days in the school’s calendar that are identified as such?
Is it something I look forward to or something I tolerate?

Does it usually represent my specific needs or those of my students – subject matter, classroom configurations, background, culture, role in the school system (if you are not a teacher or wear many hats)…?

Do I consider it as an important part of my teaching (or consulting, or administrative, or insert role in education here) practice? Read More