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Sun Feb 2, 2014, 07:39 PM

3. Her work is behind the latest

(TYNT) in 'what makes good teaching'.

I don't know if she's done good work or not so good. But now we have to evaluate all teachers according to HER ideas.

The latest unfunded mandate, foisted upon schools. It certainly doesn't seem like anything positive. Maybe it is just bad timing. But I always am suspicious of anything that says or dictates conformity in teaching. That is not good. As General Patton said "If we are all thinking alike, then nobody is thinking." (I may be paraphrasing that, but I agree with the sentiment.)

As a principal, I have to spend THREE days, yep, 24 hours, getting trained in her method. I will have to pass a test to be certified, and in this test, I have to grade (I believe videos) of teachers, and my grading must match, or be within some range, of whatever TPTB decide.

I thought my master's degree and education specialist degrees taught me how to evaluate teachers? Well, I guess not.

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