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Monday, January 08, 2007

A teacher's New Year's Resolution

Click here to read a teacher's New Year's resolution published in a letter to the Indianapolis Star.

Here is an excerpt:
The students felt they were not being heard or understood. A student who does not trust a teacher may not ask for help. Teachers have become so concerned about testing and standards, we have forgotten about the connection we need to establish with students. How many students do not like a teacher because they believe the teacher does not like them? Teachers should take time to understand the students, not just the curriculum....

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this! I have taught for 28 years and for the last ten or so education has concentrated so much on "THE TEST" that teachers no longer have the time or energy left to "connect" with their students. It is not only sad, it may also be reflected in the test scores of today's students.