After a day of reflecting on my PD with teachers yesterday, I decided that teachers want a voice. They want a voice to tell what they know, tell their frustrations, tell their concerns, but most importantly-to share their successes.
A voice to share successes is what lifted my group of teachers. I gave them the opportunity to share what was going well in their classrooms as well as student samples. The teachers that shared beamed with pride as they explained what they were doing in their classrooms as they proudly projected their student work samples.
I need to make this a consistent part of my professional development days!