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For three days I went to a teaching conference that was supposed to make me a better teacher. At this conference I learned:
1. Most teachers are morons. At the conference I quite literally heard the following questions:
"What's a blackboard"
"If I'm a 7th grade teacher do you think that will have harder classes than 5th grade"
2. "Educators" speak in an illiterate garbled mess of obnoxious and useless terms. Literal words from the presenter at the conference:
Presenter: "So you really need to scaffold and watch your SIOPs. If you don't unwrap the standards and look at the PPOs you'll be birdwalking and we all know how low that is on Bloom's Taxonomy!
The crowd found this sentence to be hilarious. Lools were had all around.
Way to use a bunch of annoying buzzwords just to make yourself sound smart. You are not a lawyer or doctor and you do not need lingo. Regular human translation of that last piece of crap comment:
"You really need to plan your classes and work on teaching to the state standards. If you don't, it'll be too easy to get off topic and your kids won't learn."
American teachers are depressing, American education is sad. I have more great stories but tl;dr.