Had to sit through a staff development today on mentoring. The group of twenty or so educators has an average experience of 20 years. Yes, I guess we have the experience to mentor new teachers. The content could be really boring but the leader is really engaging with a change up every 20 minutes and active hands on learning. Yeah. I thought originally I would bring my laptop and multi task. This is a six afternoon meeting program, and we are in it from 4-7PM.
Best quote of the day–which is why i blog this:
“Green means still growing; ripe is rotting.”
How many educators do we know rotting in their classrooms–refusing to learn new ideas or ways of learning to make our classrooms more engaging. From my staff development, our table takes every task and discusses how it could be used in ourteaching context. Wow. So not only are we learning how to effectively mentor, we are having modeled for us engagement–and not one piece of technology is used (and I don’t count a powerpoint as using technology anymore.)