This can come in forms of down right overtly obvious voicing their opinion of not knowing much about the subject or do not feel that they can ever learn what’s expected of them (new curriculum, technology, assessment, etc…)
That feeling if I have to do one more thing, change everything I’ve planned one more time, or a program I’m comfortable with is gone and I have to re-learn everything again… I’m going to lose it!
PD Standout (2 Parts)
1 Too Quiet during a professional development illustrating that this teacher is not getting it, doesn’t understand what or why, or feels isolated when the rest of the staff is excited and understands.
2 Too Talkative during a professional development. Is this teacher on the offensive front demonstrating that this teacher understands so much of what’s being learned that they do not need to listen or learn? Possibly, or it could also reveal that this teacher is so uncomfortable with change that they have gave up immediately and will not pay attention or will pull other teachers away from learning to not feel isolated.
I Don’t Get It!
Teacher doesn’t understand anything you demonstrated from the get go. Terminology, references, technology, paradigm shift, etc… The teacher either doesn’t understand or doesn’t want to understand leading to a possible contagious opportunity with other friends or fellow teachers.