5 Ways To Make Teacher Professional Development Effective

| April 24, 2019

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Every educator has at least one tale of a teacher professional development session gone wrong. But how can you avoid those mistakes?It’s difficult to plan and execute creative opportunities for teachers to continue to build their skills. Many school leaders will admit that professional development is the last thing on their mind in the middle of a busy school day. Teacher professional development is any type of continuing education effort for educators. It’s one way teachers can improve their skills and, in turn, boost student outcomes.

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