Today we had a district in-service. Kevin Honeycutt came and spoke to our staff on a couple of different issues, bullying and cyber bulling and then 21st century tools/learning. It was one of the best district in-services that I have been a part of. Our technology didnt work the greatest but none the less everything worked out great. I think our teachers took a way new ideas and more tools to use in their own classrooms which is always a good thing. What makes a great in-service? Is it the motivation factor, ideas, or is it just a day out of the classroom?
I think that having something motivate you as a teacher/administrator/whatever role you have is so very important. Kevin brings stories, videos, and personal experience to this meeting and in other meetings I have seen him at, and that is what I believe makes a great in-service. Something that is close to teachers hearts and makes them want to go out and try new things, that is what education is all about. I hope that our staff takes what we have learned today and makes Belle Plaine the best school for our kids it can possible be.
Kevin, thank you for sharing your personal experiences and knowledge with us. You are truely in it for the kids and your continued drive to make us and our students better is what makes you special. I would recommend anyone looking for a true motivator and leader for kids, you should call Kevin Honeycutt!