Tuesday, May 15, 2012

It Takes Less Than Eleven Minutes to Understand...

It takes less than eleven minutes to understand...
  • Merit Based Pay for teachers is counter intuitive and counter productive. "Higher incentives (in anything but rudimentary tasks) lead to worse performance," and  "The best way to use money as a motivator is to pay people enough as to take the issue of money off the table."
  • teachers feeling demoralized by being told to teach Common Core standards.  "If you want engagement, self directed is better. If all you want is compliance management is better."
  • This congruently explains then why high stakes testing for children is also wrong and why basing retention on a single test, or teacher pay on a single test, is wrong.
 In fact, the video explains why everything Ed Reforms are doing is wrong.

The only thing it explains going right in education today is why bloggers like us are popping up everywhere.  We want autonomy, to be allowed to mastery of our domain, and to feel a sense of purpose to what we are doing.

1 comment:

  1. Very powerful. But also depressing as I don't see us making any headway against the corporate reformers. Maybe down the road, but not before my children experience their influence. How do we make this happen sooner. I'll be passing this on.