On 1/18/10, Confused? wrote:
> Any science teacher who teaches science with worksheets should be fired,
> how about that? Get off your "eye of the beholder" crap. That's
> exactly why bad teachers keep their jobs. It's called adapt to the new
> learning styles or get out. Stale teachers need not apply.
> On 1/18/10, Just saying. wrote:
>> How do you know there are terrible science teachers in the area?
>> Good teaching/poor teaching is ALL in the eye of the beholder. The
>> person that I learn best from may be completely different from your
>> idea of a "good teacher".
>> Just because someone has been doing it for several years does not
>> mean that their ideas are stale.
>> On 12/31/09, Confused? wrote:
>>> I taught for a while at a few local colleges (part time) since I
>>> have my PhD in Genetics. I got to know a lot students and
>>> teachers in the area. I decided to get my teacher license because
>>> I would have a steady job and I can teach. I would rather teach
>>> in a private school, but beggars cannot be choosers.
>>> With that, there are some terrible science teachers in the area.
>>> For no other reason other than the union/politics, they still have
>>> a job. It's unfortunate that younger teachers cannot get a chance
>>> because they have 20 yrs invested, but have no business teaching
>>> our youth.
>>> Just like sports, teaching should be performance based. You don't
>>> want to do anything, fine, you don't get a raise. The concept of
>>> unions were good 80 years ago, but now they promote mediocrity for
>>> our students. Protecting too many teachers that should not be in
>>> the schools.
>>> It is not an accident that Ohio public schools (as a whole) has a
>>> bottom 10 state ranking in the US, with the likes of WV,
>>> Mississippi and others. Using computerize data analysis is an
>>> effective way to assess teacher/student performance.
>>> On 12/31/09, Just Curious wrote:
>>>> Why do you not want to join the union? I was just curious. In
>>>> my district you don't have to join but you still have to pay
>>>> a large fee that is only 10 dollars less than the fee that
>>>> members pay. Happy New Year!
>>>> On 12/24/09, Confused? wrote:
>>>>> Hi, I am looking for information regarding joining the union
>>>>> when I become a teacher next spring.
>>>>> I DO NOT want to join. Do I have to join? It is against my
>>>>> principles to join a union. I am just looking into it now
>>>>> so I can defend myself later.
>>>>> Thanks for your time.