Learning and growing as educators

Finding time to engage in professional learning can present a challenge for educators. We keep ourselves quite busy with our daily work, creating lesson plans, interacting with students, taking care of the daily tasks and responsibilities, and preparing for each day, that finding extra time to connect with other educators sometimes does not happen.

It is important for educators to find ways to engage in professional development, and more importantly, to do so as a means to push ourselves out of our comfort zone, bring in new learning experiences for our students, and to avoid the isolation that can happen at times.

How can we make time to connect?

Our daily schedule at times leaves little room for attending PD events and sometimes can limit our interactions with our colleagues. While schools provide their own professional development sessions or teachers may have opportunities to attend local, state, or national conferences, the cost involved in attending them leads to additional planning and preparation for our students.

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