Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Also the Limit of Teacher Blogging

Skoolboy on NYC Teacher Data Reports:

Teaching is an extraordinarily complex activity, with teachers making thousands of decisions in the course of their work. Successful teachers make many good decisions and some bad decisions, whereas less successful teachers make many bad decisions and some good decisions. But the capacity to reflect on one's practice and figure out which of those decisions are good and which are bad is exceedingly rare, as is the capacity to share this knowledge with others. In the absence of this reflective capacity, we're all prone to attribute our successes and failures to our pet theories, which may or may not be correct.

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