Wherever You Can Find Him

Between the couch cushions, beneath the credenza, buried in a comment page at Joanne Jacob’s.

An excerpt of TMAO’s patient evisceration of a commenter who suggests education would improve if only we’d remove entry barriers to a creature described as “the non-certified hotshot”:

For the last three years, I’ve worked for an organization that recruits, trains, and employs those non-certified hot-shots, streamlining the process to get them into classrooms. I worked with hundreds of them, and to think that these folks, who possess tremendous knowledge in their field, would do anything other than crash and burn at a fantastic rate, absent basic training in classroom management and instructional design and delivery, is, in my experience, absurd.

Good stuff in there, and particularly heartening is his assessment of the generation gap between teachers.

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