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Re: No one asked a teacher...
Fri Sep 5, 2014 12:34

I agree with your statement about "no one asked a teacher." Teachers are constantly told how to teach and how to assess their students by professionals who have never spent time in the classroom. Like you said, the process of having to explain concepts that you don't agree with to parents and students can be extremely difficult. However, through teacher research we can have a voice and share our findings with each other and with professionals that make curricular decisions for us.

  • No one asked a teacher... - noltja, Wed Sep 3 19:08
    As I read through this first chapter, I felt empowered that teachers do have the ability to make the change that is needed in education. So often, teachers are told to adhere to, deal with, teach and ... more
    • Teachers - Candie, Mon Sep 8 01:38
      As teachers we are the ones that know more about what the students need. We should be heard, but like you said, we are the ones that are told to teach this or to teach that to our students.
    • yes! - catheyt, Sat Sep 6 13:35
      I agree with you. Teachers are the ones who should be asked about not only the effectiveness of all this new reform, but also about how we think and feel about new implementations. It seems that so... more
    • ask a teacher - hodgete, Sat Sep 6 09:41
      I agree with you. Teachers are the ones who see how the programs and curriculums effect the students first hand. I know the third grade teachers at my school felt pretty beat down this past year with ... more
    • Re: No one asked a teacher... - kimeljk, Fri Sep 5 12:34
      • Teachers' voice - Rachel Yakey, Sat Sep 6 06:21
        There are so many posts on teacher voice in this thread and I love that! I love it because it shows that we are part of a community that does reflect and strive to make our profession better and our... more
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