I was sitting in this wonderful thought-provoking INSETT session today and thinking, among other things, about Sam Shepherd’s post on training.
Sam lists 11 rules for teacher trainers and prioritises No.4, the takeaway value of a session. “If it doesn’t [include something teachers can use] you might as well stick your PowerPoint slides in an email so they can find it when they need it.”
True, but his first rule speaks even more to me: practise what you preach, “teach a new strategy by using that strategy”. This is what the trainer today did very well (and I don’t always do – guilty as charged.)
What’s your number?