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What Pushes & Pulls Professional Learning?
Transcript of What Pushes & Pulls Professional Learning?
teaching & learning
catalysts for PL?
moral duty (caring)
"To teach like a professional or teach like a pro ...... is a personal commitment to rigorous training, continuous learning, collegial feedback, respect for evidence, responsiveness to parents, striving for excellence, and going far beyond the requirements of any written contract."
Hargreaves, A. & Fullan, M.
Professional Capital (2012)
problems of practice
safe learning environment
PL push v PL pull
needs to connect to classroom practice
needs to show teachers what it looks like
needs to be compelling
starts in the classroom
building professional learning communities
teachers operate as part of a system
honouring the professionalism of teachers
Accountability for meeting demanding goals
reflection ON action
reflection IN action
building social capital
"I hope that I die during an inservice because the transition between life and death would be so subtle."
Dennis Sparks' Blog - original source unkown
Perhaps like me, you have discovered two fundamental truths about professional development. First, follow-up is critical to effective PD. And, second, without continuing encouragement, support, and follow-up, the average teacher has a remarkable capacity for returning to his/her “default settings” or age-old practices.
Chris Munro (edited June 2014)
Part of original Interview Presentation
August 2012: pre-Twitter PLN and before starting investigation/development of Coaching as the "glue" to hold all of this together... still a work in progress...
Note: Some references may be missing but drew heavily on the work of @jimknight99 @HargreavesBC @MichaelFullan1
building decisional capital