Friday, 7 June 2013

The Price Tag

 
It is CPD Week this week - Continuous Professional Development.
 
Today we had to reflect on our recent observations.
My first didn't go too well.
My second ticked all the boxes.
My verdict:  my first lesson was by far the best.
The second was next to useless for my students but thanks to the bells and whistles I got a borderline "Outstanding"
As a parent, I would have preferred my children were in the first lesson rather than the second.
Now I would like to share a story about a teacher I know
who is highly rated by his  students who on average gain a grade A or B at A-level.
He was observed.
He got a "3" which means "Needing Improvement."
When he asked why he was told there were large parts of the lesson in which the students were doing nothing.
His response: "They weren't doing nothing, they were thinking."
His observer said: "But I can't measure thinking."
As my dear dad used to say: "They know the price of everything and the value of nothing."
 
Today I wore:
Shoes - Clarks
Dress - Miss Selfridge
Top and Jacket: Matalan
 
 
 
 

5 comments:

  1. I'm going to borrow your Dad's quote. It is odd, and sometimes frustrating, how things are graded or valued.

    Darla

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  2. Wise man, your Dad!! You are looking fab by the way. x

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  3. Your Dad put it in a nutshell!
    You look pretty in your nautic maxi-skirt combination!
    Have a great weekend Jane

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  4. The teachers at my kids'school and my teacher friends all say the same thing... Ridiculous, Ofsted values all the wrong stuff. xxxx

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  5. Your dad was a smart man, great quote.

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