Wednesday, October 29, 2014
warning, she's on another education rant!
Boy, do I have an opinion about this article... - "Teacher hiring should be more scientific."
"The National Commission on Teaching and America's Future estimates one-third of all new teachers leave after three years, and 46 percent leave within five years."
It talks about screening for teacher hiring. It should be 'screening for teacher education admission'.
About 3/4s of the way thru our masters in teaching course (you need a BA or BS in anything to apply) our instructor did an extrovert vs. introvert test. Most of the class ended up on the extrovert side. A few of us were on the introvert side. They should have tested for more. And earlier. My student teaching experience was a disaster and I've run into other people who had the same.
So before you spend $15,000 (my masters course) maybe the universities should screen some
more, really look, ask questions, help the future teacher reflect and explore. The 46 percent loss is telling you something.
(But - the money wasn't totally wasted - I am a good tutor. I've had teenagers, violent kids, sad kids, scared kids, mad bomber kids. Right now I have two adorable third graders with reading issues.)