Show and Tell for Teachers, Inspired by Reality TV
The New York Times
Great teaching, it is sometimes said, is one of those things where you know it when you see it. Now, teachers in Washington will be able to see a lot more of it. In deference to a world enthralled by shows like "Extreme Makeover" and "Keeping Up With the Kardashians," the public school district in Washington has hired a reality television company to produce videos intended to improve the skills of its teachers. Now, with new national curriculum standards driving teachers to modify their longstanding teaching practices, a broad range of school districts, universities, companies and nonprofits are rushing to develop online video libraries showing model teaching.
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