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TEAL 6710: Discussion Notes 1. Week 11 I have mixed feelings about student test scores versus a teacher's pay scale or keeping their job. I believe that test scores should be an important part of a teacher's overall evaluation and effectiveness. However, I also think that the scores should be based not only on content mastery but also growth. I feel that a teacher's success should also be tied to specific feedback from students, parents, peers and administration. Admittedly, an educator is like a performer who must keep multiple plates spinning all at one time. It is a profession that blends character, personality, management, genuine caring and the ability to connect and teach youth that is part art and part science. I have a unique perspective on our education system, having been a part of it over the past 57 years. I attended public schools during the 60s and 70s, raised 12 children going to public schools during the 80s and 90s, and am now a teacher in that system. I have been exposed to teachers as both a student and a parent who had no business educating children. I had one
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  • Spring '14
  • CinthyaM.Saavedra

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