kitchen table math, the sequel: the unwritten rule

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

the unwritten rule

from Revisiting Professional Learning Communities at Work by Richard DuFour, Rebecca DuFour, and Robert Eaker:

Education has developed its own ... tradition of unwritten rules or norms that impact the day-to-day workings of schools across the United States. Like baseball, these norms are not only unwritten, they are largely unexamined. They simply represent "the way we do things here." Someone entering the profession as a new teacher in a traditional school will soon discover the unwritten rules, the way things are to be done. If those rules or norms were written, here is what they might say:


Our job is to teach, and the students' job is to learn. [italics mine]
Hence: tutors.

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1 comment:

Unknown said...

I've read this multiple times. I clicked the link and read that. Now I have to ask.

How do you get from "Our job is to teach, and the students' job is to learn" to "Hence: tutors." Sorry, I see no logical connection between the two at all.