Tucker Carlson’s proposal for cameras watching teachers 24/7 is funny to me.
Thirty years a teacher and my classroom was an open door to anyone who wanted to come in and watch me teach or watch my students work. When there were parent complaints, and there occasionally were, I invited the parents in and I also invited them to participate in what we were doing. None left unhappy that I can recall.
Administrators rarely looked in except when they had to do a once every two year performance review observation. 45 minutes once every two years.
I was “on evaluation” my final year, which is stupid if you think of evaluation as being for instructional improvement (or for punishment for that matter), and I was supposed to fill out a form supplied by Marcy, my principal, describing the lesson she was going to observe, it’s aim and purpose and my…
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