Readers Poll

December 22, 2006 1 min read

Does your school provide adequate support/mentoring for new teachers?

Yes: 28%No: 72%

Professional development workshops are most useful when they are:

Conducted by a visiting expert or consultant 34%

Led by an innovative colleague 56%

Done online (at the teacher’s leisure) 10%

How much say do you have in the types of professional development training you receive?

I have wide latitude to decide for myself. 18%

I can choose from a limited number of options. 18%

I offer my input, but others decide. 19%

It’s a top-down decision. 45%

Which best describes the last professional development workshop you attended?

A valuable learning experience 37%

Somewhat helpful 26%

A waste of time 37%

SOURCE: Responses from 572 visitors to in November 2006. Get more poll results.
A version of this article appeared in the January 01, 2007 edition of Teacher as Readers Poll