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Another Modest Proposal

In a comment, Diane takes my modest proposal for members of Congress and offers an even more relevant suggestion, at least for those of us in education.

Before [an Administrator] is allowed to propose or [mandate] a [new instructional model], they should be required to [teach a lesson using this model], to an [average class of students] from their district.

The [instruction] should take [a normal class period, include a written lesson plan, and be followed by both a critique based on an observation by the classroom teacher, and subsequent assessment of student retention of the lesson].

It would certainly improve education if every school administrator, right up to the superintendent, on a regular basis had to actually teach real kids in a real setting.

And it would also cut down on the number of artificial education reforms if all of them had to try to make the schemes work with real kids in a real setting.

education, reform, administration


  1. diane

    Want to play “8 Random Things”? If so, I tag you. Rules are on my blog.

  2. Kathryn Peyton


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