Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Good Teach, Bad Teach

My latest over at Sound Politics:

According to our Superintendent of Public Instruction, a "below standard" teacher is one whose "students believe there are right and wrong answers to questions and work to determine what those are. [They] come up with immediate responses to questions and move quickly to the next task."

An "above standard" teacher is one whose "students know their ability to construct understanding and think reflectively about a problem is more valuable than correct answers."

I wish I was kidding.

Here's the Word document with her rubrics for "assessing teacher capacity." (Hat tip to Research Mom.)


At 6:09 PM, Anonymous Christine G said...

You must not have gone very far is school.

Any good teacher, in any field, will tell you that learning to analyze a question is MUCH MORE important than getting the right answer.

As my excellent teachers used to tell me - you can always look up the right answer. Learning the process of thinking for yourself is what makes a person educated and independent.

Bad student, good teachers.


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