Sarah, this might be a silly question, but it’s something I’ve always wondered about: what do teachers do on inservice days? Do you have staff training? Meetings? Planning/organization time? Or something completely different?
Ooh! This is an easy one. And one I always wondered about when I was a student.
In-service days aren’t very exciting. They usually consist of either meetings or professional development. In the past, my district has brought in speakers for different departments. We also sometimes meet for department meetings. This past year, most of my in-service days have been devoted to the restructuring that my district is going through. Like I said, nothing very exciting. And the teachers are always very jealous of the students who either get to go home after a half-day or not even come to school at all when we all have to be there.