I think it’s always best to record those things that just keep me up or wake me up from dream state. One of the challenges is the continuity piece.
The why of the continuity: I have found with writing project that when teachers do not show up for continuity, they are less likely to continue the good work they started in the summer institute. The challenge has always been on how to entice people to show up on a Saturday for something that will benefit them. The easy out is that people are very busy. Perhaps teachers are not used to putting themselves first.
But everybody suffers. When teachers are left on their own without a support group around them, they go back to what they are familiar with and as a trainer/developer, I lost ground.
The challenge is that it is voluntary, not mandatory. The work around is that it may come out in the interview that it is beneficial, not beneficial, unnecessary or valuable. That will make a difference on how I then write it up. Is it a crucial part of the mechanism that makes this PD or not. If not, then I report it as so.
So I guess through this writing, I come back to my methodology which in non-scientific terms is to prepare, then let it ride.