First let me be perfectly clear. This is not a slight on our school district's Teacher of the Year. I'm sure she is a fabulous teacher.
Take a look at her bulletin board.
FCAT = Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (our State high-stakes test)
FCAT Skills = Test Skills
This begs me two questions:
- What does this say about the things our district is forcing our "good" teachers to teach? and at what/whose expense?
- What is our district's criteria for "good" teaching?
So, are you a good teacher?