I had to be TAK-y this morning. Sat in a classroom watching kids take a test for 5 hours. It’s so funny, as we train to be teachers, we’re told that we are to guide students through life hoping they make the correct path. We’re told that nurturing their needs is the most important thing and that engaged, collaborative learning and discussion is one of the best ways to ensure that students learn. Then, several times a year, teachers are asked to do the complete opposite – don’t talk, don’t interact with students, don’t answer their questions, recite stock statements and don’t allow students to do anything interactive. Our job depends on it….
Gotta love the government!