I heard this speaker talk and all I wanted to do was to get up and tell everyone, "Yes, what he is saying is right, BUT...." The speakers that we've had so far taught elementary for 20 plus years, we've had no high school educators.
So all 100 people that are there getting training are only getting limited information. I hope tomorrow will be different.
This morning I spent some time at Starbucks:
My view from the training session...
We watched a movie about education.
And this is me by the end of the day...so tired.
I couldn't keep my eyes open. They talked about ways to keep the students engaged in a lesson, how to "hook" them, but all this man did was talk to us for five minutes at the beginning of the day, and then show us a 1.5 hour movie. He never once paused the movie to discuss what was going on! I have been sitting in the back and get to see the entire room. Some people were on their phones, others were talking and some were getting up. Seriously this was not a well planned out morning session.
I made a few comments about some things he was talking about and It felt like my comments fell on deaf ears. He provided no feedback. I did have some people come to me during the break and ask me questions about my comment.
I know I sound upset, angry and bitter, but if you want to keep peoples interest, do what you are preaching. Anyway, tomorrow is day 3 of training. Wish me luck!