5 things teachers want from professional development, and how coaching and collaboration can deliver them — if implementation improvesfrom EdSurge

We rarely accept “sit and get” instruction as ideal for our students. So why is it still the most common form of professional development for teachers across the country? Even though educators acknowledge the weaknesses of presentation-based professional development, 80 percent of teachers still participate in a sit and get each year. As part of our research on what professional development should look like, we found that both teachers and administrators value the same things in professional development — and it’s not sitting and getting. Read more