The Mad Hatter

Because we are a low-performing school, we receive additional support staff including a math specialist. One would hope that a “math coach” (pdf) might, at best, have a degree in math or, at worst, have some classroom and math instruction experience. Our math specialist knows less about math than I do and I teach five year-olds. He presents demonstration lessons and professional development sessions that are nonsensical, inappropriate, and disorganized – when they are not interrupted by his ringing cell phone. The district throws us a tea party but when we show up, we’re told to pour out the tea and eat the cups. It’s hard to keep taking the invitations seriously.

–guestblogger Alice in Eduland

Posted on Feb 15, 2006 @ 10:49am

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