The following quote from Bolman and Deal’s Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership had me thinking: “Experience, one often hears, is the best teacher, but that is only true if you reflect on it and extract its lessons”. How true. Professional development is all about continually learning to be a better teacher, and what better
Teachers are expected to continue to develop themselves professionally, but what does professional development really look like to teachers? How do we measure it? How do we know it has occurred? Is it about formal studies and gaining academic qualifications? Is it about experience? Is it about teaching practice?