So today is a professional development day in Huntsville City Schools, and some teachers across the district are being told that they must learn to teach from teachers who have five weeks of training.
How’s that for a morale booster?
Dr. Wardynski’s been quite busy lately telling the city that the schools used to be corrupt.
But who is watching the watcher? More on this later.
Right now, highly qualified teachers, most with years of experience, but even the most inexperienced with months more experience than a Teach For America candidate, are being told that they must learn from TFA and their superb ability to create leaders.
Of course this is their own PR staff telling our teachers this. And it’s being forced on our excellent teachers as training by Dr. Wardynski, who received his excellent training from The Broad Foundation who also funds Teach For America.
So our teachers are being Professionally Developed as I write this by being told that all Teach for America “teachers” are “High-Performing,” and that non-TFAers, are by default, not. You may read the PR piece that’s being forced on our teachers for yourself, here.
You see there’s nothing wrong with teachers being told that Teaching is Leadership. Except, of course, teachers already know this.
There’s nothing wrong with teachers being told to “set big goals.” Except, of course, teachers already know and do this.
There’s nothing wrong with teachers being told to “plan purposefully.” Except, of course, teachers already know and do this.
Teachers already, everyday, make “on your feet” adjustments. That’s where experience matters.
Dr. Wardynski has paid a ton of money to “consultants” (wanna bet they were Broad Foundation funded consultants) to prove that “efficiencies needed to be made.”
One efficiency that might need to be made is not wasting teachers’ time by making them read TFA propaganda.