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  •  A tale of two science teachers (6+ / 0-)
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    Lisa, slatsg, wasatch, peregrine kate, JanL, kyril

    These are actual people I work with.

    A -- an expert in his subject matter, takes some kind of continuing education every summer at his own expense, has extremely high expectations for his students, has students doing hand-on activities almost every day. He is also a little irascible, has a bit of a chip on his shoulder, and says just what he thinks in faculty meetings often angrily.

    B -- smooth as silk, always says exactly what the admins want to hear, hasn't learned anything new in 30 years.  The students I get from him don't know anything and I have been told over and over that all he does is put a seatwork assignment on the board.  All the work is chapter review MC and he doesn't even grade it himself; he has student assistants.

    Guess which one is in good odor with the administration and guess which one would be fired if it weren't for tenure?

    This is not the exception.  This is the rule.

    Light is seen through a small hole.

    by houyhnhnm on Fri Jun 22, 2012 at 12:00:22 PM PDT

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