Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Oh, PD, how I do not love you!

School is kind of a quiet, sad place with no kids--especially on a cold rainy day like today. The building was eerily quiet. The two times I had to walk to the other end of the hall to get something from my room, I rushed to get back to the library where the noise and energy of the teachers spilled out into the hall.

The day, as expected, dragged on and on. The topic of the day: DATA. Specifically, the school progress reports that were released today. We took the entire day to "delve into" the report to figure out what it was saying. And it certainly took a lot of explaining: we got a D.

The best part of the day was the hour and a half lunch break and trip to Dumont Burger.


NYC Educator said...

Next time, bring a good book.

jonathan said...

This time around I only heard of one good PD: a group of social studies teachers spent the day at the Tenement Museum. Learning stuff that was interesting. Learning stuff that will inform their teaching (maybe).

There probably was some other good stuff - but so little. And so much bad stuff. So so much.

Ms. M said...

Fun! I just read about all of the PDs at the Tenement Museum. I am taking my fourth and fifth graders there next month.