Why teacher CPD should be a marathon, not a sprint

Much like someone taking up running, you need CPD that will support you to change your teaching habits in a sustainable way, writes Megan Dixon

Professional development is a marathon

A friend of mine has used the NHS Couch to 5K app to help her get into running. Over nine weeks, she has built up her stamina in small, carefully calibrated steps with a clear end goal in mind. She has been given advice, support and encouragement that has helped her to keep going through the tougher, darker, lonelier moments.

Now she is running 5km three times a week, with every intention of maintaining this for ever. She has broken an old habit (of not running) and developed new ones (knowing that she should run, knowing how to run, knowing how to enjoy running and understanding how it ...

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