A Prescient Warning that Was Ignored
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|This last page was the most useful. It seems largely equivalent to the reports of old. I pity overworked supervisors, given this new system of observation which seems unworthy of the incredible time and effort spent upon it. I am glad I did not become a supervisor.|
The above observation was formal. It was planned in advance. It lasted for an entire period. Although I opted for the shorter snapshots this year, it was only to ease the pain of the observation cycle. If I was a new teacher, there is no doubt in my mind that I would benefit most from full period observations. Then, one could see if the Do Now is too long, if I actually make it to the summary, the cohesion of my lesson, the totality of its glory or abject failure.
This new system treats seasoned professionals as really no different from the newbie, just learning the trade. Tenure has come to mean less and less. Thanks to ed. deform, the dignity of teachers is slowly stripped away. Teachers are asked to prep for standardized tests more than awaken young minds. And, if some would have their way, tenure would be pulled out from underneath our feet. The apprentice and master craftsman would walk in the same shoes.
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— UFT (@UFT) December 19, 2014
In short, no one at the forum engaged in critical thinking about the new educational standards that are, purportedly, all about critical thinking.
Who am I gonna blame stuff on with Kingsie gone? It's @GreyGoose time again.
— Fake Merryl Tisch (@FakeMerrylTisch) December 11, 2014