This is a powerful Ted Talk by Seth Godin that asks the question, “What is school for?”:
A powerful way to do simple professional development with staff, is to take a Ted Talk like the one above, and open up conversation on our staff. Think about it…how many times do we spend with staff to talk about the purpose of school? If we want things to change, is it not important that we embed time where we can talk to staff about how things are changing and where they are at?
I encourage you to blog about some of the things that you do with your staff to help understand where they are at, and how to move them forward.