You can feel the excitement in the halls during Teacher Training! Every August, Golden Pond School teachers, assistant teachers and administrators gather to set up their classrooms and become students! Kathie Burrell, owner of GPS for over 16 years, always creates exciting and inspirational sessions.
Training topics vary each year and this summer teachers will be learning about the importance of Handwriting and the necessary skills needed to prepare young hands for proper writing. Other training topics include Smarter Not Harder, Social and Emotional Goals and Rhyming.
Kathie Burrell uses the teaching method, The Golden Pond Way, to imprint the idea of stepping into a child’s point of view to our teachers. Just like in our classrooms, when you engage the senses in an enjoyable activity it makes a lasting memory. The Golden Pond Way of teaching and the high-quality staff is what makes Golden Pond unique and successful!
Lisa Moriarty, Principal and at GPS since 2007 says “Teacher Training at Golden Pond School gives our returning and new teachers the opportunity to get together, share fresh ideas and prepare for the school year. Kathie Burrell’s trainings are always thoughtful and engaging; inspiring collaboration among our talented teachers and making certain they are well-equipped to educate the whole child.”
Mentoring by established GPS teachers is critical to the successful development of new teachers and we are very proud of our meticulously assembled staff. Golden Pond School teachers have unparalleled credentials and a passion for early childhood education. The support we give our teachers helps them to further develop the skills required to effectively navigate the school year ahead; ensuring a successful classroom for both children and teachers. Great teachers inspire great students!