Ever since the district budget cuts teacher trainings have been difficult. In the past, we provided snacks and drinks for the participants to help maintain their attention during out presentation. I used to think it was a waste of money. However, now I long for those days.
A teacher’s day is long and hard. The fact that they are willing to extend their day is a blessing. However, without a little fuel to keep them going they can be just plain awful. The texting, grading papers and zoning out must be addressed with norms. I usually put some candy on the tables to give them a sugar buzz, take on an animated tone and employ some hands-on techniques to keep them moving. Next thing you know I will be singing and dancing. 🙂 jk.
Lots of important info to share and lots of important people with whom to share it…..and I wouldn’t have it any other way.