Most school districts will have in-service days before, during and/or after the school year.  During this time, teachers may attend meetings, listen to a guest speaker, participate in activities within the school district, or participate in activities off school grounds.  New teachers, whether new to a district or new to teaching altogether, often have to attend additional in-service days deemed as new teacher orientation. In-service days are successful when teachers learn and team build.  Teaching can be a lonely profession.  When the students are present, the role of teacher is demanding and there may not be a lot of time to communicate with your colleagues.  In-service days often provide a chance to brainstorm and interact with peers.


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