Monday, December 26, 2011

Teacher Blame Game

It is always the teacher's fault.  Fingers point in only one direction, towards the teacher.  It is a bad teacher to blame for the failure, for the missing assignments, for the lack of effort, engagement, attendance.  It is the fault of the teacher.  It is up to the teacher, all up to the teacher in the blame game.  There are no winners.  Certainly, Finland is the exception.  What, teachers given all their freedom to...teach? in the classroom?  Who could ever trust a teacher?  What will those teachers want to do next?  Teach?  They really have some nerve.  Everyone knows it is all up to the teacher.  They make it or they break it.  They succeed or they fail.  They aren't supposed to read Don't Sweat the Small Stuff, a book that could get them fired if found in a top desk drawer, for example. 

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