Thursday, May 11, 2017

You Can’t Pick Great Teachers from a Tree. | DCGEducator: Doing The Right Thing

You Can’t Pick Great Teachers from a Tree. | DCGEducator: Doing The Right Thing:

You Can’t Pick Great Teachers from a Tree.

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As the experts assess the needs of the educational system and come up with “the solutions”, one solution that displays very little thought is the “great teacher” solution. The people who operate the Department of Education in New York City, (a department “recognized” for its innovative and leading changes in the field of education by organizations I have never heard of), have decided that one of the best ways to improve the educational system of New York City, is to recruit great teachers.
That may be a great solution if you can go to some school or place that has a bunch of great teachers just waiting to be picked like fruits off a tree. Perhaps these people know of some place like a supermarket for great teachers, where you can just go and pick them up like you pick cans up off a shelf. If these ideas sound ludicrous, it’s because they are ludicrous. The idea that you can just “recruit” or “pick up” a great teacher is as inane a thought as saying that you can just go to a park and “pick up” a Derek Jeter or a LeBron James.
Great teachers get it; they understand that when you get into teaching you are in it for the long haul. They understand that teaching is a “long time “ You Can’t Pick Great Teachers from a Tree. | DCGEducator: Doing The Right Thing:

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