Never out of date, especially important on this date: Teacher Appreciation Week!
To and for all the amazing teachers I know during this, Teacher Appreciation Week: Our world is better and our students’ lives are richer because you have been a classroom teacher. Thank you for all you do every single day.
It’s fashionable right now to blast educators, to focus on data-specific measures of effectiveness, and to prescribe corporate take-overs for failing schools. The critics say “failing schools,” but that’s code for failing teachers. The critics ought to come with me when I am in a school in my role as an instructional coach.
In the past month, here are some of the places these fabulous teachers have taken me:
- To Austria in 1877 when two men stole Haydn’s head from his grave…
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