Thursday, January 29, 2009

Teacher Training at SCOE

I spent the day at a teacher workshop learning about how to implement the "Response to Intervention" model.

It's a regime that emphasizes assessing student progress in reading and making adjustments. It's all good, but the presenter is fresh off a career in military.

They way he talked about the kids who struggle in school made it seem as if they wear targets on the chests.

He used phrases like:

"You've got to target the kids.."

"Throw interventions at them."

His rapid, clipped manner of speaking gave me a splitting headache.

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