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Veteran Teacher Shadows Students for 2 days – A Sobering Lesson Learned


Although this article specifically addresses high school students – how many times has her described experience occurred with the classrooms and eLearning sessions of corporate America?

Can a more engaged audience in both high school AND the workplace lead to improved engagement and skills development for all?



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(updated 11/15/16)

Granted, and...

The following account comes from a veteran HS teacher who just became a Coach in her building. Because her experience is so vivid and sobering I have kept her identity anonymous. But nothing she describes is any different than my own experience in sitting in HS classes for long periods of time. And this report of course accords fully with the results of our student surveys. 

I have made a terrible mistake.

I waited fourteen years to do something that I should have done my first year of teaching: shadow a student for a day. It was so eye-opening that I wish I could go back to every class of students I ever had right now and change a minimum of ten things – the layout, the lesson plan, the checks for understanding. Most of it!

This is the first year I am working in a school but not teaching…

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