Professional development: The good, the bad, and the hellish

Education Week has a new special report on Professional Development, put together by teacher beat reporter Stephen Sawchuk and several of his colleagues. In introducing the report at the Teacher Beat blog, Sawchuk shares a story he heard more than once in his travels:

A man dies and goes to heaven. Passing the pearly gates, he notices that there are plenty of folks from all professions and walks of life standing around, but no teachers. 
”Where are all the teachers?” he inquires of God.
”Oh, they’re in professional development,” God replies. “In hell.”

Here’s a link to the report’s INDEX… We’ve just begun to browse but it looks like Sawchuk talked in depth with this selection of teachers. And there’s also an interactive PDF version of the whole package.