Meet Sincere Sally

Mr. AB got to discuss Plato and Lysistrata in professional development before spending eight hours with glue, scissors and markers, “pretending to be our kids, all in order to learn a teaching practice that could have been taught in an hour and a half.” He used the time to categorize his fellow teachers, starting with Sincere Sally and Prickly Paul. Commenters add more types, including Grandma Gertrude, Chatty Cathy and Bobbi Burnout.

Via Eduwonk’s guest blogger, who rounds up teacher training posts and says doctors do professional development quite differently.

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  1. One good thing: These professional development courses will keep Pete Pedophile, Bill Biblethumper, Lola Leftoid, and Jim Jerk away from their students for eight hours.