Sunday, October 3, 2010
When I become a teacher...
On face value, these statements sound ridiculous, and yet how often do we allow these things to come true? While some teachers simply don't care, I believe that most teachers are good intentioned people. They care about kids and wish to do well by them.
So how do we end up lecturing more than we should? How do we become agents of the state that prevent change? How do we maintain the bell shaped curve?
How does all this happen if teachers are good intentioned?
I believe part of the answer can be found in our systems accountability madness. Every time someone outside of the classroom dictates to those who are in the classroom how learning should look like, we compromise ourselves and our students.
Until teachers begin to refuse their cooperation with those who wish to externally impose cancerous accountability policies, we will continue to have good intentions with utterly pathetic implementation.