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Sunday, September 25, 2016
Educational Links 9/26/16
See what a kid with autism sees for 90 eye-opening seconds.
In fact, so many teachers bristle at the thought of PD because most of
the time, it’s executed so poorly. Although the typical
one-size-fits-all format—where every teacher in the building is herded
together to listen to an expert speak—has been widely denounced, it
still persists as the default model. Sometimes, if the speaker happens
to be engaging, some teachers will walk away with a small tidbit they
can apply to their own work. For most teachers, though, it feels like a
waste of precious time, time that could be spent developing skills that
would make a real difference in their specific practice.