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Sun Oct 20, 2013, 11:44 AM

 

The Age of the Docile Educator

OTOH.... what are ya' gonna do? This is apparently what they want.

>>>The Docile Educator vs The Badass One

by Francesco Portelos on October 18, 2013
DOCILE
doc·ile
adjective
1.ready to accept control or instruction; submissive.
“a cheap and docile workforce”
Synonyms: compliant, obedient, pliant, dutiful, submissive, deferential, unassertive, cooperative
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Shhhh…quiet. We are in the habitat and age of the Docile Educator.

Wait, before we get into the Docile Educator, let’s talk about what scientists have discovered about frogs. Scientists say that if you take a pot of boiling water and throw a live frog into it, it will jump right out. Don’t try this at home. However, if you take a pot of room temperature water, place the frog in and slowly, but surely, increase the temperature, the frog will sit and boil to death.

That’s a metaphor and I want to accent it with a picture I created as it pertains to the Docile Educator and the frog.





Back to the Docile Educator…

The Docile Educator is not necessarily a bad educator. When all the parameters are properly in place, they can do a pretty good job of conveying information to their students and even creating that “spark” that may last a lifetime. My hat is off to them.

The Docile Educator has a problem though. They are by nature docile and therefore submissive. They won’t speak up to defend their students or careers. If you are an educator reading this and say “Hey! I defend my students!” then you are obviously not the species of educator I am describing. You are not a Docile Educator.

Examples:

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Admin: “Sign this Special Education meeting form!”
Docile Educator: “But we never had a meeting with -”
Admin: “Just Sign it!”
Docile Educator: “OK”
[Based on a True Story] >>>>

the rest: http://protectportelos.org/the-docile-teacher-vs-the-badass-one/
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Sun Oct 20, 2013, 12:21 PM

1. Having spent years in different parts of the failed institution loosely called "education"....

 

I shall say that sometimes it seems that 90% of the industry's energy is spent keeping teachers docile.

The docile teacher won't confront or resist the primary goal of the industry, to create a docile and compliant populace.

Conform. I couldn't take it as a teacher, I couldn't take it in administration, I quit both after several years.

No matter how hard you try, it can't be changed in a meaningful and lasting way from within.

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