Monday, June 20, 2016

ON TEACHING THE JOURNALISTS | DCGEducator: Doing The Right Thing

ON TEACHING THE JOURNALISTS | DCGEducator: Doing The Right Thing:

ON TEACHING THE JOURNALISTS

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HOW INSULTING!
This article really pissed me off. Why does this objective reporter use only one “school”of sources? Why infer that only reformers know how to teach teaching?  

ON TEACHING THE TEACHERS: The Economist June 11, 2016
Whoever said this? Great teaching has long been seen as an innate skill.”
“But reformers are showing that the best teachers are made, not born.”
 How condescending can this be? This article implies that teachers don’t know that?
Mr. Cavanagh is the product of a new way of training teachers. Rather than spending their time musing on the meaning of education, he and his peers have been drilled in the craft of the classroom.”
MUSING? REALLY?
This is not new. He is actually the result of good training that has gone on for a long time. Hey guess what… reformers haven’t reinvented the wheel.
“Like doctors on the wards of teaching hospitals, its students often train at excellent institutions, learning from experienced high-caliber peers.” 
This has been true for decades! It is how I learned from a cooperative master teacher when I student taught for a semester and how I received mentoring from my Principals, Assistant Principals, and department chairs for 38 years, not just the first.
This too has always been true: “teaching for what it is: not an innate gift, nor a refuge for those who, as the old saw has it, “can’t do, but ‘an incredibly ON TEACHING THE JOURNALISTS | DCGEducator: Doing The Right Thing:

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