Saturday, January 19, 2008

Are public schools teacher focused rather than student focused?

Mark Weiss of Trust The Children has a good post in When My Lectures Don't Equal Your Learning. He starts off recounting a recent experience at a US Post Office, with the typical poor service, and contrasts that with how many stores will jump through hoops to give their customers great service.

The then draws the analogy to education. He observes that too often teachers think they have presented the information in some reasonable way, but don't always check to see if the students have learned.

There are some good thoughts; it is worth reading the whole post.

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Anonymous said...

Interesting article.
My answer is, "no." They are test focused. and God help the kid who fails the test and ruins it for everyone in the district, much less the class, or grade. It's a bad reflection on the teacher.
So, in a way, they are teacher focused.

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Interesting article, you make some interesting points.

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