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How a road trip can be the best professional development

It sounds funny, but it makes complete sense, Instructional Tech Talk reports. We consistently talk about how we are so hard pressed for time and how our lack of time translates into a deficiency in our ability to continue our learning and actively seek out professional development opportunities. Recently, my good friend Sam Patterson (patue.org) completed an 8 hour road trip – texting me along the way with comments about my back catalog of shows. This made me think a lot about the untapped potential of the ‘road trip.’ I know that I am likely the first to give the road trip a hard time – always favoring a 2 hour plane ride to an 8+ hour car ride. What Sam has reminded me is the learning power of the road trip – the ability to stock up on some great podcasts and learn. Seriously, how often are you that free of interruptions? You shouldn’t be texting/emailing, no one can walk in and ask you questions, and you get to curate your own professional development via the back catalogs of some great podcasts. There are a couple ways to ensure you’re ready to go when leaving for your next road trip. Here they are…

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