- Published: Monday, November 5, 2018
Professional growth is something we can all use more of, whether someone is at the top of an organization, just getting started, or even if they are teachers! In Eureka City Schools we have placed a high priority on professional development to improve student learning. We have been working with our teachers to increase opportunities for them to learn more about mastering their craft, the craft which leads to high levels of student learning.
Education is unique in many ways. With professional development, it is difficult to find time to work with teachers to develop best practices for reaching students. In sports, athletes generally spend more than 90 percent of their time practicing and less than 10 percent of their time competing. In education, it is the opposite, and teachers spend more than 90 percent of their time competing (to stick with the analogy) by delivering instruction and less than 10 percent of the time practicing (professional development).