“If you are going to be a teacher, you should always be a student.” This quote has directed my entire career in education, and continues to drive my actions today. I share it with every single new teacher that I meet in the hopes that it translates into experiences and efforts that benefit the teacher and his or her students. The importance of professional development not only impacts you as a new
teacher, but it can translate into a culture of growth and change that supports your continued development as you move from new teacher to veteran teacher (and beyond). This chapter highlights how to find professional development, make good use of it, and how to pass it along to others back in your school environment.
Type Book ChapterPub Date 9/15/2013ISBN 978-1-936959-49-5Stock # PB342X_10