Any school administrator will tell you that it is no easy task to strike a balance when providing professional development for staff. Finding a program that your faculty sees as a good use of thier time, is meaningful and relevant and will actually help them grow as professionals....is not easy.
Recently, Senior PA Consultant Bart Crawford conducted a professional development session at the International School in Greenwich CT. Here is some feedback on the program:
"...able to be out of our comfort zones in non-threatening ways".
"Building relationships with respect and communication".
"Over the past few years we have been through a lot and we needed this opportunity to help us move forward".
"There were definitely activities today that I can use in my classes".
"It was helpful to reflect on who we are as learners".
"This workshop was more relevant and useful than previous 'group building' sessions".
"We need to have more experiences like this".
"I feel relaxed and stress free...and grateful for not having to sit all day".
"This was the most relaxing and fun staff development day I've had in 7 years".
"It was a pleasure to be in a workshop with a facilitator who has clear goals, is well prepared and leads the group comfortably".