I had the opportunity to observe a group of teachers participating in a unique SMART board Professional Development session this week. The class was limited to seven participants and each attendee was supplied with a SMART board and laptop computer. The teaching approach encouraged hands on learning and collaboration. The instructor, a licensed teacher, presented each tool in the context of how it might be used in the classroom. After this short demo, participants who arrived with their own resources were able to work alone or with a peer to develop an activity that could be applied to their teaching situation the following day. This atmosphere is great as with more people to develop a hands on approach with the SMART board. Enhancing ideas with others in a learning environment is a great way to develop your skills with less stress. Try it with a friend of a colleague.