I was told Friday afternoon that the big "walk through" that we were scheduled for would center primarily around instruction in ENG I. There are only two ENG I classes first period, so I was to expect the visitors - higher up honchos from around the district - for about an hour during first period. I planned a bang-up lesson and the kids were on edge.
A small army of twelve came into my room at around 9:15, and stayed for a grand total of seven minutes. I hope they feel like they've justified their salary today. All I could think was what a complete waste of resources this was. Instead of spreading those people around, they went to just a handful of classrooms, and stayed all of seven minutes. I got good feedback, but it's empty; how in the world can they know what is going on in seven minutes?
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