Yesterday and today I have been away from school at a school leadership workshop. The workshop actually had VERY useful information. The problem was that it had TOO MUCH information.
Really good workshops focus on a few great ideas and lots of practice so that when you go back to class you can apply all of your newly acquired skills. I was presented with so much information that I will go back to school and not be able to change one thing. There was so much thrown at us that I can't even remember what we were taught yesterday.
I almost feel as if I have wasted two whole days away from my needy students. How can I get those days back??? I can't!