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Next discovers something teachers have known for years...

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Aquamarina1234, Sep 17, 2020.

  1. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    Lamenting the "difficult" experience of working from home, they offered:
    "Worst of all, perhaps, large video calls have encouraged the proliferation of one of the business world's most damaging practices - death by deck," it said.
    Explaining further, it said this meant "slideshow presentations that transform meetings from productive exchanges of ideas into boring, one-way lectures, with the 'presenters' rattling through bullet points already visible to their stultified audience".

    Has anyone ever been to a staff meeting in school that wasn't like that?
     
  2. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    That is every teacher driven meeting I've ever been to. Only time it changed was when someone who'd been working out in Industry led a meeting... suddenly it was productive, had results, we left the room wanting to actually implement changes.

    Different mindset.

    Teaching doesn't produce "leaders". If one emerges then he/she is a rare pearl and must be treasured.
     
  3. modelmaker

    modelmaker Star commenter

    This is also this to think about...

    https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/en...f525810c5b6578026cd2ac6?utm_hp_ref=uk-opinion

    "Since the start of the pandemic, tech companies such as InterGuard, Hubstaff and Vericlock – just some of the software than can track everything from the amount of hours one spends on a laptop, to the type of content they are viewing and how long they spend on specific websites – have all seen sales increases.

    Until recently, even widely used platforms like Zoom had functions where bosses could check on their employees without them being aware, and functions that would demand their attention at a whim"
     
  4. hhhh

    hhhh Star commenter

    Really? Our CPD was much better when teaching staff did it. None ever did Death By Powerpoint. Plus they modelled things that actually worked, as they knew the children in our school.
    But these were experienced teachers; if you're talking about Shiny Suit who taught for about five minutes before he decided he'd be a great school LEADER, drinking Skinny Milkshakes in his office all day, with the occasional 'Learning Walk' to harrass teachers who actually taught, then I completely agree with you!
     
  5. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    See my experience is that "experienced teachers" were thinned out by the indiscriminate application of the capability sword.
     
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  6. colacao17

    colacao17 Lead commenter

    Today I was asked to participate in a meeting like that. Asked to read slides. Mortified doesn't begin to describe it.
     
  7. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Those who attended mine.
     
  8. jet786

    jet786 New commenter

    Ah Learning Walks..Someone in our admin they should be resurrected the last couple of years for all the new teachers who thought they were brand new. Still not sure what was the purpose spending 3-5 mins in a class taking notes of what you see, and the teacher not getting any feedback from it..good or bad..
     
  9. jet786

    jet786 New commenter

    I was asked to teach classes like that...by the head..just stand and deliver...It frustrates me when a presenter turns and reads slides that I am capable of reading and understanding. That is not presenting. Never see that on a TED talk.
     
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