Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Teaching Disability

The Onion is a satirical website - taking the zeitgeist and turning it inside out and making us look at ourselves in a whole new way. My friends put me onto it when it was just a text based website back in university.

If you are a teacher, educator or are in school administration - read this and laugh then think about it.

Report: Increasing Number Of Educators Found To Be Suffering From Teaching Disabilities

This has to be one of the funniest yet insightful articles on the website - remember it is meant to be satirical. But the reason this is funny is because there is a very real element of truth throughout.

Real issues that it brings up:
The status of teaching
Labeling students
Teacher quality
Workload and job satisfaction
Incentive structures
Teacher support
Mentoring and professional development.

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