St. Peter welcomed her in and said he would show her to her place in heaven. The first neighborhood was lovely. People were out on the park-like lawns, socializing, barbequing, playing golf on a beautifully landscaped golf course, and having a fine time.
"Oh, this is wonderful," says the school teacher to St. Peter, "Is this where I'll be staying?" "No, this is the doctors' area," replied St. Peter.
They continue the journey and come to another beautiful neighborhood. Again everyone is outside socializing. People are on tennis courts, swimming in pools, etc.
"My, this IS paradise," gushed the teacher, "Is this my neighborhood?"
"No, no, the teacher's area is next."
They move on among the clouds until they reach an equally beautiful neighborhood, but no one is outside. No one is visible anywhere and the houses appear to be closed and empty. "Well, here we are," said St. Peter with a smile,
"Isn't this a fine place to be?" "Yes," replied the teacher with noticeable disappointment in her voice. "Don't many teachers make it to heaven? I don't see anyone else here?"
"Sure, we get lots of teachers. Don't worry they'll all be here tomorrow. They're all in Hell for another day of Professional Development."
Funny and yet, sad but true. What are YOU doing to keep your teachers from feeling like they are in Hell during PD? Are you part of the problem, or part of the solution?
Photo Credit: morgueFile - Anita Patterson http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/119796