What happens on staff training days? | School brief

Sep 28, 2016

The Mukilteo School District has scheduled a staff training day for Friday, Oct. 7.

Students will have a day away from school so staff members can receive some training.

Staff training days and early-dismissal days are included in the calendar to allow teachers the opportunity to receive curriculum training, have staff planning meetings, and do numerous other tasks that are related to their work.

In most other jobs, an employee can schedule such tasks during their regular work day.

In a school, however, a teacher can’t leave a classroom full of students to attend a meeting or training session. Those activities are best done when students aren’t present.

The staff training days allow teachers to attend workshops that are led by experts in education, collaborate with each other to improve their skills, discuss ways to help struggling students, or learn about new academic standards and curriculum.

 

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