Tuesday, June 21, 2011

teacher teacher

Just wanted to come onto the blog-o-sphere today and make an observation.

I know there are bad teachers. No matter how high or low you mark the measuring board, some of those teachers won't measure up. It's like other professions, you know. Some are failures.

But I bet there's not one of you people out there who might read this who has any idea at all, I mean none, about how you can judge the skill or dedication of any particular teacher.

You haven't got a clue, do you? I know Rick Snyder doesn't either.


scot s w said...

Sit through their class for one week. You'll know.

Sparty said...

What will you "know"?

Bud said...

I don't say that an objective standard for judging whether a teacher is "effective" or "successful" is IM-possible. For example, if she is beating kids with a board, that's not either effective or successful in anyone's book. The problem is when administrators want to substitute their judgment for that of the teacher, or measure her on standards having nothing to do with teaching: I don't like her attitude, or she makes trouble in the lounge, or she's active in the union.

Bill said...

The problem with this entire matter is that almost all methods of evaluation become subjective instead of objective. Evaluations will generally be made by people that let personalities enter into the equation. It is amazing that so much controversary revolves around the single most important profession in the world.

One thing I do know for certain is that ALL teachers would be excellent teachers if they worked for $5,650.00 per year.