If you’re not including your students in teachers' PD, you’re missing a key opportunity


Whenever I’m invited to a school or district to talk with teachers about using technology, I’ll ask the principal or superintendent if I can meet with a group of students to prepare first. Often, my request is met with a puzzled reply: “You realize that we want you to come talk to our teachers, right? Why do you want to talk to the kids?”  My experience is that involving students in both staff development planning and during workshops can lead to a much more successful implementation.

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About the Author:

Alan November is senior partner and founder of November Learning. Follow him @globalearner.