Chris Barez-Brown tells a story from the world of track and field that showcases the power of belief in overcoming obstacles or tackling the unknown.
"There’s a classic example with Roger Banister. He was the first guy who beat the four-minute mile. Now, nobody believed it was possible until he did. Physicians said the human heart and lungs didn’t have the capacity to carry a man so fast. And yet, Roger Banister managed to achieve the four-minute mile. Within one year, over 30 people had done the same and within three years, over 300 people had done the same. Now, the human species hadn’t suddenly become faster and stronger, they just believed."
Teaching is often about taking on the unknown, and professional development is all about embracing it. How might professional development give teachers creative confidence and the power to believe?