An illustration of a design.

CHAPTER 4Anchor in Adult Learning

A week before school started, the district's elementary teachers convened in a   cavernous auditorium. Elena waited in the dim light, her shoes sticking to the floor, for the PD on the new reading curriculum to begin. A first‐year teacher, she was excited to acquire more skills; however, her enthusiasm waned as the session began. The presenter publicly shamed a couple of teachers who arrived late. The agenda didn't seem to be about understanding the new curriculum and began with a childish community‐building activity. After repeatedly shushing the teachers, the presenter said, “District specialists will do ...

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