The Best Job in the World

October 01, 2012 by Bill Ivey

They all believe that school has a purpose and they have a place in it. They just don’t seem to understand how they relate to the methods used in school. - Heather Wolpert-Gawron, writing in her blog about her students

Twelve weeks of testing. Approximately one-third of the school year. That is what a friend of mine who teaches in Michigan was told to expect. Even for those who believe testing has its place in education, that moves past excessive and past inhumane right into the territory of the outright insane. When are those kids even going to learn the stuff on which they're going to be tested? And beyond that, when are they going to have time to kick back and have conversations like my Humanities 7 students have been having?

Filed Under: Middle School, Teaching, On Education, evaluation, testing, In the Classroom, Stoneleigh-Burnham Middle School, The Faculty Perspective, Stoneleigh-Burnham School