Imagine all the principals getting together and having a big party. They've bought pizza, big heroes, all sort
of drinks, and they're wearing lampshades on their heads. They look completely out of control until they all focus on that big TV. And there we are. Oops. You're wearing one black and one brown shoe. Hilarity ensues. Everyone asks how many points it will cause, and principals look to Danielson for guidance.
Uh oh. I don't like the look on that teacher's face. This makes for a negative classroom environment. Let's rewind it and see how severe it is. No, I don't like that at all. And look at that student in the corner. He's not paying attention. Rewind the tape. Yup. This teacher is not motivating these kids. Look at how that kid is texting. How could it be that the teacher didn't catch it? Actually, the teacher is talking to another kid about texting, and is therefore not even paying attention. Negative classroom environment, say I, and there go another 5 points.
But this teacher is excellent. Look at this lesson. We'll give the video to DOE and everyone can look at it. And that teacher is in my school, which conclusively proves I have the best teachers in the city. Will the teacher get paid for making a training video? Absolutely not. This is our property now.
Oops. That teacher may look good on the video, but she got an adverse MOSL rating for the second year in a row and is now going to face 3020a dismissal charges. Too bad. She's a heck of a teacher. I've never seen one that good before. Oh well. I guess we'll just have to open another can of teachers come September.
Have you got that one with the teacher throwing the cheeseburger at the kid? Didn't he claim it was a hamburger? I could've sworn I saw cheese dripping off that kid's face.
Let's go to the videotape.
Unless, of course, you decline to allow them to make it.
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