Sunday, September 12, 2010
Teachers, Know Thyself
Alfie Kohn hits the nail right on the head with his latest article, "What Passes as School Reform: "Value Added Teacher Evaluation and Other Absurdities."
If you're a parent, teacher, or administrator, read the article in its entirety. In fact, don't just read it, work hard to comprehend the topic thoroughly. Teachers should know implicitly who they are, what they do, and what it is they're steered and manipulated by others to do at their students' expense.
Administrators should be able to understand what quality really looks like as they're observing teachers in the classroom who teach children, not automatons.
Aren't you glad I didn't get off on another rant?