Monday, April 27, 2009
We're getting a bad rap, and who could blame our critics? We aren't supported and the programs that educate us as teachers are mostly useless. The most valuable lessons that I learn are from my fellow teachers and from practicing teaching. That's the way to improve. Of course novice teachers are going to be the ones in the crappy districts. The good districts have long teacher retention and slots are competitive. The good districts seek out the valuable teachers and support them, while the crappy districts don't do either AND don't support new teachers. Sometimes, I feel like its hopeless and I understand why the novice teachers leave after two years. Who wants to be miserable every day?
Posted by Elizabeth S at 6:40 PM