It’s difficult, if not impossible, for learning to take place when conflicting goals are set, unrealistic expectations prevail, and support is lacking. School districts often focus on alleviating these problems in the classroom — for students, that is.
Teachers need the same consideration. School districts often fail to provide a cohesive lesson plan when teaching educators. Just as students benefit from ongoing and active learning experiences, teachers can grow from these efforts, as well. Educators who continue to grow will inspire their students to follow suit.
In an article for TeachThought, Joel Zarrow discusses the importance of providing sufficient resources when teaching educators and describes how to implement a better professional-development approach.