Monday, January 14, 2013

NYC Educator: The New Skill Set for Effective Teachers

NYC Educator: The New Skill Set for Effective Teachers:


The New Skill Set for Effective Teachers

by Recovering ATR

I go to a lot of dance performances, and sometimes the dancers are performing new "experimental" choreography. Sometimes the new choreography is wonderful, and everyone goes home happy. But there was one particular performance of a new dance that was so excruciatingly bad that when the dancers came out towards the end for a curtain call they looked mortified. Like "please don't remember me for this."

This particular mortified look can be found on people with some self-awareness when they're forced to make a presentation that they know is just complete nonsense. I remembered the dancers when my AP held a department meeting this week and explained the new Regents grading protocol. To help along with the process he prepared a powerpoint lecture. I was assigned to take the 

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