The Huge Problem with Professional Development for Teachers

"Teacher development studies going back thirty years have shown over and over again that simply exposing a teacher to a new concept or skill  has little to no classroom impact because most professional development opportunities for educators are still lecture style – telling, showing,  and explaining how something can be done.

And when the 'learning' is finished, we push teachers back into the choppy waters of their classrooms without so much as a life preserver; they’re given very little or ineffective ongoing support from their district."  

Valerie Strauss, Washington Post Contributor