What if students led teacher professional development?

“Reverse mentoring is a concept borne of the information age… Reverse mentoring asks the younger, technologically savvier youngsters to tutor or support the older generation in learning how to leverage social media, blogs, email, cloud-based services, and other tools that we now have at our disposal.” — Meredith Ely

What if the most meaningful professional development is sitting in your classroom? Students have no fear of technology or failing in respects to trying something technologically new. What if schools opened their after school faculty meetings to students asking them to present new ideas that they would like to try in the classroom?

What a powerful investment for schools and teachers!

And hey, in the midst of the budget crisis that most schools are facing, it makes financial sense, too.