PD should...

Be: relevant, interactive, collaborative, engaging, continuing, cooperative, and provide personal choice.

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What if we had a PD session where participants/teachers were challenged to teach/approach their subject/lesson with a theme song. I think we might find new approaches to engaging our students? Just think teaching fractions with Take 5 or history of WWII with Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B. A colleague of mine explored music as her Master's thesis and she interviewed folks in their 70s who still remembered elementary school facts through the songs they had learned in class. BTW I am NOT a musically talented person, just love music.

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