Research project: Teachers are college educated professionals. Educational leaders believe that teacher training will improve student performance. Teacher training, referred to as professional development, is frequently mandated. According to research effective professional development must meet required criteria to show results in student performance. Teacher frustration happens when expectations for student improvement continues with ineffective professional development. Personalized professional development, like Edcamps, removes the frustration from teachers. Edcamps have proven results for inspiring attendants. However, Edcamps also do not meet the required criteria of effective professional development.
Sources: I am going to bet that I am the only student who quoted Deepak Chopra.
First Draft Due: My first draft will be submitted on July 13th. This is two days earlier.
Mood: I am glad to be done with Summer School. I look forward to four weeks off before I must return back to work. I can only hope that my regular teaching gig will be easier than Summer School Principal.