I have personally sat through so many classes, presentations, training sessions, meetings and talks that I have learned I don't want to sit through many more. How come? Because the person doing the presentation usually has such poor presentation skills. How do I know they're so poor? Because I evaluate "teaching" using this famous Method of Teacher Evaluation.
This simple little tool clearly describes a collection of behaviors that are endemic to 99% of all teaching. Keep in mind that our goal isn't entertainment, jokes or domination by the most verbal. Our goal is simple – to flood kids with reading, math and study-skills success. If we're not doing this, what the heck are we doing?
I hate to say it, but believe it, what we're doing is wasting a lot of precious time and money. This is certainly not a sign of "civility," and civility rules.
Crazy, ain't it?
Thanks for all you do to show kids what it means to be civil,
Rory Donaldson, Chief Brain, Success with reading, math and study-skills teacher, Brainsarefun. To save academic lives Brainsarefun's Fearless Friday Blog is published fearlessly every Friday, © 2012 – 2014 by Rory Donaldson, email@example.com, 860-304-3178. Our kids deserve a chance.