Monday, February 1, 2016

Detroit: Crumbling Walls, Millions for Marzano – Save Maine Schools

Detroit: Crumbling Walls, Millions for Marzano – Save Maine Schools:

Detroit: Crumbling Walls, Millions for Marzano

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On Saturday, I wrote about Dr. Marzano – the consultant who was never a teacher, but makes millions telling those in the classroom how to teach.
Since then, teachers from around the country have told me how wasteful and insulting they find his latest professional development scheme.
Teachers with many years of experience are told to take down their classroom rules and replace them with “Codes of Conduct” and “Standard Operating Procedures.”  During workshops, teachers are asked to self-assess their understanding of material by placing stickers beside their names on a wall chart. Those in the Reinventing Schools program are told to come up with a “shared vision” for their school – but the shared vision must “align” with that established by the district administrators.
Meanwhile, teachers in the iObservation program are under the grip Detroit: Crumbling Walls, Millions for Marzano – Save Maine Schools:


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