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Breaking Free From A Culture of Dependency With Professional Development Trainings

How are you breaking free from a culture of dependency when it comes to "hand holding" some teachers with Professional Development training's, and instead empower educators and lead with a focus on centered- leadership, as a challenged based teaching and learningmodel for staff in-services?
I pose this question as there are still a lot of teachers needing/wanting/demanding the "cookie cutter approach" or "hand holding" or "spoon feeding" when it comes to professional development training. They want you to show them but also want you to do it for them when it comes to learning something new. The self-directed and self-motivated teacher is lacking in our educational system, but how can we change this teaching and learning scenario?
I have come to realize the importance of modeling many new types of new learning through varied and active learning strategies in my training's. My continued focus will be to jump start most of my F2F training&#…