It is possible to participate in professional development without hating it. Take our PLNs online, our twitter chats, and our heated discussions with colleagues in the teachers' lounge for examples. We love driving our own learning.
Now, it's up to us to drive our own school and district PDs as well. The Educational Cheerleader is a place to share best practices. Borrow, use, and spread the word.
Our new job in education is to find joy in learning and to model that for our students!
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming
The Power of Play in Kindergarten
Forget the Common Core, Finland’s youngsters are in charge of determining what happens in the classroom. Timothy Walker challenges American Kindergarten classes. Click here.
Take Esther Wojcicki's advice, raising successful children has a lot more to do with teaching soft skills than with academic work. Click Here.
School Leaders Empower Your Teachers
Teachers have the ability to unify your school when your distribute leadership. Read Katrina Schwartz's post on empowering teachers to build a better school.
Click here for more information.
A Mild Case of Fish Eye
As a teacher, do you really divide your time equally? Is it the same five students always adding great things to your discussions? Explore the concept of fish eye with Jennifer Gonzalez. Click here to read more.