I’m a believer in Patio PD for sure. Just taking time to talk to other teachers to learn about their triumphs and challenges is so beneficial to me. I really loved learning about the lives outside of teaching that many of my colleagues lead. Just in one night, I learned about the therapeutic power of kayaking on a river (we did not go out this morning, but hope to in the next few days). I also learned about the comedy of Eddie B:). I look forward to checking him out.
Professional development can sometimes be passive, boring, and redundant. The informal Patio PD last night was just the opposite! I’m so grateful.