Today I had conversations with two Geography Graduate students. I interviewed one of them on the role of Professional Development in Geography Education here in Texas. The insights he provided were useful. Of particular note is his comment on the need for collaboration among teachers. Teachers learning from each other. He also emphasized the need for more experienced teachers to mentor beginning teachers - one of the concepts of professional development he mentioned. The chat with the other graduate student allowed me to understand more about the American University system. Of course, I shared a good deal of the University system in Singapore with her as well. All this over a cup of café mocha. Sometimes the more fruitful learning we engage in are in informal settings, don’t you agree?