When you attend Professional Development do you:
All these behaviours are the things that most irritate us about our students - need I say more?
If this is you and you are old enough - retire. If not old enough, you may be in the wrong profession!
If teachers are only in the business of teaching and not of learning, then we are seriously stuffed. Not only are any or all of these behaviours discourteous to the presenter, they show a serious lack of commitment to the direction the school has chosen to take.
In September, Catherine and I will be travelling to Finland as part of a Teacher Professional Development Study Tour. The purpose of the trip is to see how Finland has consistently maintained its position at the top of the PISA scale for education.