Monday, October 1, 2012

Just Another Polite Rant About Teaching

Our school district is having all teachers learn the Charlotte Danielson Framework for teaching this year.  We will be using this starting next year as our basis for evaluating teachers.

I know I should be grateful to be in a place where I am not evaluated on my standardized test scores.  I know from reviewing my scores each year that I would be a wildly successful teacher one year and mediocre the next.

What is really painful is the process of learning the new framework means watching videos of poor teaching techniques.  I was complaining to my husband, and we were relating it to sports training.  Professional athletes spend hours watching videos of people doing it right and practicing correctly.  I would love to watch videos of lessons that inspire me to come up with my own creative lessons.

That's my idea of professional development.


  1. We are not so lucky... our scores are now 1/3 of the evaluation and we are using danielson's work as another 1/3 the final 1/3 is the over all schools performance

    1. I'm sorry to hear that. I wish all teachers could be evaluated based on what is in our control.


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