One thing that our school is going to be doing for staff development is a leadership activity this fall during out workshop week. We have contacted our local military camp and we are taking our entire high school teaching staff to the military training facility. we are going to spend the entire day at the camp, we will be working on the confidence course, we will also be working on leadership and team building. I think this is just what our building needs before the start of the school year. The best part is, it is free. The school only has to pay for busing to the location. We will see how it goes in a few weeks. But as a teacher knowing this, I have been excited for workshop week for a while now.
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