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Monday, July 17, 2017

Professional Learning: A Steady Two-Way Conversation

Some like to put professional learning in a box rather than think about it as a steady back-and-forth conversation.

One reason I like Twitter so much is that it is an ongoing conversation with invested educators. I read their tweets, ask questions and they respond.

I believe this kind of conversational professional learning is more brain friendly than the one-stop learning that is the professional learning of old. The one-stop learning is not memorable, inspiring or deep. The only time that one-stop learning really works is if it is very inspiring and comes along with lots of follow-up opportunities for discussion, debate and share.

How can we move professional learning today to more of a conversation than a one-stop presentation? Why does this matter? What do you think?