Saturday, March 28, 2015
#SOL15, Day 28: Why Nancy Atwell Says She Won't Recomnend Teaching as aCareer Choice
Atwell says she wouldn't recommend teaching as a career to young people, that the CCSS and emphasis on standardized testing as turned teaching into a robotic scripted exercise antithetical to good reading and writing instruction.
I understand Atwell's comment. On the one hand, teachers want excellent young peoe to enter the profession. On the other hand, the art and craft if teaching has been hijacked by test prep and the so-called accountability movement. Why would we wish that on our best and brightest.
More about that later.
For now, we've arrived in Rome, Italy. Yesterday we went to the beach in Barcelona and learned more about the market as part of a cooking class. The kids now know how to make Risotto. The main ingredient is love and a feel for the fool.