Why do I need to take professional development courses and
Teaching is a tough job. Some people think it is a thankless
job. Teachers, being humans, respond to these stresses in
For instance, there are three types of teachers, I am told.
One type of teachers is frustrated and has given up.
The other type believe that since all my lesson plans come
to me pre-packaged, all I need to do is to implement those
lesson plans per instructions and I am done. They are not
happy but they have come to accept the status quo;
The third type of teachers does not give up. They believe
that even though their lesson plans come pre-packaged, they
can make them interesting by adding their own input into
them. Such teachers are always availing themselves of
learning and growing opportunities aiming to become
versatile human beings in the process.
The professional development series of workshops designed by
the Center for General and Applied Education are for all
teachers. It is our hope that all three types of teachers
would avail themselves of these workshops for these
workshops will energize you to keep on trying, despite all
odds to be a better teacher and a versatile evolving human
being for yourself if not for your students for the fact
Knowledgeable Teachers not only
They are also less stressed
More self assured
A Joy to themselves and
A joy to be around
Take these workshops for these personal reasons not
necessarily for the sake of your students but for the sake
of your own growth for your studentsí growth is assured
through your growth.