Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Educational philosophy changes more often than some people change their underwear.

I hate to be the one to say this Ms.Eyre, but changing schools won't help.

While you are young, you have to go with the flow. When you are as old as I am, you can do what is right for the kids and not worry about consequences.

Good luck to all the young teachers out there.


Anonymous said...

OMG!! And of course the teacher gets blamed for all this nonsense.

This year my former school told 3rd grade teachers that they will be using Open Court but failed to give them any training--and this does need training.

PoD is sadly correct. You will not find a school anywhere within the DoE that will share your philosophy. It's all about the test and bonuses.

Teachers like Ms. Eyre are becoming expendable. They are not appreciated and will eventually fall within the ranks of teachers who leave within the first 5 years.

What a sad commentary.


Miss Eyre said...

Awwww, thanks for thinking of me, POd. You're right, I believe--I wish it wasn't so, but I believe you are. I'm going to have to suck it up as much as I can.

Ms. Simpatico said...

I'm getting the feeling that the young 'uns are being hung out to dry also, without experience OR support. I gave a young 'un some materials he could use with his special ed kids in a history class, and he practically fell over with gratitude when I gave him the low level reader workbooks appropriate to the subject area. His face lit up!