How Strong is Your Professional Development Kung Fu?
1. Accept that unpredictability is inherent to classroom life.
2. Identify the underlying value of strategies that are presented.
What PD topics are critical in the first years of teaching?
1. Core concepts.
3. Threshold concepts.
4. Connect with others.
5. Tackle your "push goal" first.
6. What to do when the PD Is a snooze-o-rama.
Here are a number of books we recommend.
Coming in from the Margins: Faculty Development’s Emerging Organizational Development Role in Institutional Change - Connie M. Schroeder and Associates (2011)
In The News
Turning Education Upside Down -NY Times
Applying the Seven Principles for Good Practice to the Online Classroom -Faculty Focus.com
The 40 Reflection Questions