Category Archives: Re-igniting Professional Learning

To wonder, to think, to question. All are integral components of professional learning.

Educational Change: Questioning the Iconic Images of Teaching

The next time you schedule a professional learning opportunity, why not start with an exploration of the iconic images that “define” teaching. We know that these images are outdated and don’t represent the best of what we do, so why … Continue reading

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Building a Positive Work Environment at School

The work environment of a school has a huge impact on the emotional well being, productivity, and professional engagement of teachers. For those teachers and administrators who work in a positive work environment, take a minute to appreciate your workplace, … Continue reading

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Effective Listening, the key to success in a professional learning community.

The success of a professional learning community is heavily influenced by how effectively¬† the participants communicate with each other. Clearly, this is obvious, but what’s not obvious is that it’s not only how we speak to each other, it’s how … Continue reading

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Re-igniting professional learning with a challenge to think

The first 10-15 minutes of any professional learning session provide an opportunity to set the stage for thinking, wondering, and sharing. As soon as participants enter, before the session is even scheduled to begin, invite them to put on their … Continue reading

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