We have all experienced ineffective professional learning. For the past few years, our instructional leadership team has tried to infuse fresh life into the required professional learning by making it as entertaining and “bearable” for our staff as possible. After reflecting on the past year of educating and supporting our students through the pandemic, there were many victories to be recalled and celebrated. But it also allowed us to reflect and connect on how what we learned during the 20-21 school year might be applied moving forward to make our staff professional learning more engaging, deeper and beneficial to our teachers. Robin and I desired the concept of this video to be lighthearted, personal, positive and uplifting - nothing too flashy or complicated. The emphasis was to begin with praise and address the supports put into place last year to establish that we already have a strong foundation. The ultimate goal was to make evident that we saw success in some of our additional support endeavors last year and that our students - the staff - also deserve the extra attention and refocus that was successfully provided to our students during the pandemic. The presentation will be delivered via email directly to our Instructional Leadership Team to give them something to process as they rest up over the summer. We are directly targeting the HEARTS and passions of our team members as every one of us strongly believes that our teachers deserve the very best. Since we typically meet in late July to firm up the details of our professional development for the upcoming school year, the hope is that the Leadership Team could use this down time to begin reframing, rethinking and brainstorming our call to action to move into more effective professional LEARNING with the 5 Principles outlined in the video.