Sunday, November 1, 2009

honesty, & etc...

To be clear: my complaint is not with DCPS, and I don't think it will be. If anything, it'd be the administration of my school and the program I'm in. It just wants to have people who play the game, which is fine. And, perhaps, the lesson I should learn is that, in order to survive a cruel, cruel world, I must play the game as best I can. But, I don't quite accept that.

Either way, I just want to be clear: DCPS, I am quite faithful to; R180, we need to talk.

But teachers: is it true? Do we just have to work the system? Do we not have creative freedom is lesson planning? Are administrators really this top-down? Am I being naive?

4 comments:

The Reflective Educator said...
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The Reflective Educator said...

I'd say my administrators are extremely top-down. I'm learning to play the game. I'll show them what they want to see and do what I think is best for the kids when they're not looking.

Reading the District said...

teaching as a subversive act, indeed.

Anonymous said...

I taught R180 for a few weeks, and I thought it was a horrible program!!! I found the program very insulting. When one my 6th graders finished the reading test, one of the recommended books was Clifford. The student asked me, "isn't that a children's book?" Yes, it is. Also, why do all the low-level books have large print and pictures??? Middle and high school students, who are already sensitive about not reading well, do not need books the insult them.