The burgeoning Holy Family Staff Resource Exchange can be seen below.
In my first 3 years teaching I worked hard, built relationships, and think I did a decent job meeting student needs with what I knew. But even as those first few years went by, seemingly well, I knew I could be doing much more as a teacher to excite and engage students. The book Teach Like a Pirate, by Dave Burgess, came to my attention as a novice twitterer (tweeter/tweetist….. not sure the term and it probably doesn’t matter). The message seemed to be what I was looking for and it became the first professional book I ordered online to support my development. This moment was pivotal in my career as it marked the moment I took control of and responsibility for my own professional development and I have never looked back.
7 years later, as I begin my journey into school administration, I wanted to find a way to make that same learning available to others without necessarily giving a mandate. To that end I have (with the support and consultation of our principal and other staff) started a staff resource exchange. I thought it fitting to have @burgessdave ’s book as the first entry, given my experience with it. I don’t know where this will lead to but I am happy with the way it has begun!