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BWM chapter 4 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT(I know this ain't the place!)Round 1 - How much do we pay professional speakers to come to our schools? What about continuing support? The presenters seem to be too general - they try to reach the entire staff. Page 59 quote about "teacher quality..." hit home with all of us.Round 2 - We have to help each other not hang each other!Would professional development work if it was not mandatory? A resounding YES. Some veteran teachers just won't do it.Round 3 - How do you make people WANT to do it? We can't control others, only ourselves. Teachers need to get over competitiveness.Round 4 - Forced vs. ChoiceSure there's resistance. Any other career you'd have a wealth of choice. It seems the only classes offered are the quick fix (here's a reading strategy) What about sustainment? Schools must have a strong administration!Round 5 - RealityI don't see this happening.Back to page 59 - lead "scholarly lives."
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