In a recent article in Education Weekly, describes the teacher evaluation system and how it impacts her teaching. The teacher evaluation system put in place by administration necessitates a presentation of teaching rather than real teaching. It is hard to understand the pressure teachers are under, especially from people outside of the classroom.
This evaluation system has changed the way parents and families perceive teaching and teachers. Nancy Flanagan, the author of this article, expresses her frustration with outsiders commenting on what teaching looks like from the inside.
I am seriously torqued by the casually deceptive language people throw around when it comes to teaching, learning and the way public schools should work.
This is why we invited teachers to express themselves, so that we, the outsiders could get an accurate view of what teaching is really like in 2014. Read and realize that there is so much that teachers encounter everyday that we can’t even imagine.