Professional development and the impact of teacher relationships
Collegial relationships between teachers are very important within the school environment. They are essential to ensuring the school operates smoothly and within a positive atmosphere. Positive relationships between teachers benefit both students and teachers within the school. Professional Development is reliant on positive relationships between teaching staff, with it being an essential component of effective Professional Development courses. Many teachers have negative attitudes towards Professional Development due to it being very individual and irrelevant to their teaching practice. However, when it is based around collaboration and coaching with other colleagues, teachers are much more engaged and ultimately find it beneficial. Professional Development needs to be driven by senior leaders within schools, with them also responsible for pushing positive relationships. This literature review looks at a variety of literature regarding Professional evelopment and how teacher’s relationships are essential to successful execution.
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