Staff professional development idea

This can be a fun idea to get all the staff on board with the school’s philosophy, come to school with a positive attitude to care for the children in their classroom and do their best each day.

  • Give each teacher a blank white paper.
  • Ask them to draw a picture of themselves.(don’t need to be an artiste, just a rough sketch of head, face, body etc).
  • Ask each teacher to write what they would do “head – toe” to be prepared to give their 100% each day.
  • Once all the teachers are done drawing and writing, ask them to read it aloud to share their thoughts.
  • This can be done during teacher-in-service days or staff meetings , at the beginning of each semester to get all the teachers prepared physically, mentally and spiritually.
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What do you think of this idea? fun icebreaker activity? deep thinking concept ? Nice activity to get staff to discuss?

Please share in comments below.



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Geetha Nagarajan

My name is Geetha. I was introduced to Montessori as a parent and then choose it to be my career. I have over 13 years of experience in a Montessori primary classroom. I have a Masters Degree in Plant Sciences from India and a Masters in Educational Leadership from UNT (Denton, TX) and my Montessori Early childhood certification from American Montessori Society (AMS).

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