Tip #296: Lifelong Learning: Encouraged or Discouraged in School

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My audit observations of two different third grade classes in the same elementary school exemplify the opposite ends of the spectrum in terms of teaching practices. At one end is a long-term teacher who simply does not care if the students in her class succeed. At the other end is a brand new teacher who does everything in her power to ensure that her students succeed.

Uncaring Long-Term Teacher

1. Does the teacher know how to write an effective lesson plan? Yes

A review of Ms. F’s lesson plan indicated that she knew how to write an excellent lesson. Unfortunately, she did not execute the lesson in a manner that resulted in any real learning.

2. Does the lesson result … Read the rest