There are so many aspects of BASIS.ed Teacher Training that make this one of the most beneficial weeks for new faculty and staff, from educational breakout sessions and inspiring presenters, to team building projects and evening group outings. Today, we offer an insider's perspective of a fun team building project as well as one of the many breakout sessions, from Heather Burley, Drama Teacher from BASIS Independent Fremont.
Every year, new BASIS.ed teachers descend upon the desert in Arizona for an intense, week-long training session designed to be the first stop on their journey towards becoming BASIS Independent classroom champions. This year's training kicks off today, so we're sharing a post that one of our administrators wrote after attending last year's training. In the first part of this two-part series, she shares her fly-on-the-wall perspective of what it means to prepare to teach in one of the highest performing school networks in the world. She writes:
Inspired by the blissful feeling of uncovering connections, our blog Eureka! Manhattan is about sharing moments that capture the essence of what it is to be a BASIS Independent student, teacher, administrator, or family.