Saturday, August 21, 2010

Education Reform: Why Do Teachers Hate Change?

Before I started my career as a teacher, I worked as a sales manager in a marketing organization. The mantra is, and was, results, results, results! Top producers in the organization set the pace, ran the sales meetings and mentored sales staff to help drive results no matter how tenured a salesman was. No one was above learning and improving skills. Management actively searched for top producers to bring those skills to the entire sales organization. This results oriented model (genuine students outcomes) is absent at most schools, the model is test outcomes, not students outcomes, and teachers operate in a curriculum vacuum with little knowledge of individual teacher methods due to policy, time, budget, or administration. We need to spend time in other teachers classroom  and see what others are doing to be inspired.
Sean Taylor M. Ed.

My Results!
Reading and Language Percentile Results: READING (from 31.7% to 67.9%), 
LANGUAGE (from 38.8% to 72.3%), and stanine growth READING (3.8 stanines), 
and stanine growth LANGUAGE (3.5 stanines). This is for a population where 
86% of the students were SLL, SEI, LD, and at-risk.

Free E-books From
Mr. Taylor's Modern Eclectic Reader 3rd grade Sample
Mr. Taylor's Modern Eclectic Reader 4th grade Sample
Diary of a Reading Teacher: Reading Boot Camp 

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1 comment:

  1. That makes me think about Alvin Toffler point on his book "Revolutionary Wealth"
    He is asking readers if a ten-mile per hour education system can prepare students for jobs in companies moving at 100mph.


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