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Topic: Unfair Expectations of Teachers

Does Intense Stress on Teachers Affect Student Learning?


TeachersI listen to teachers when they speak and when they write to me. The stress I am hearing from everyone is getting worse as TCAP assessments near. Students are quite savvy about emotions exuding from their teacher. Let’s see how this plays out in the classroom.

Stress for teachers has been increased a hundredfold this year because of the new teacher evaluation system. Every tenured teacher is receiving four evaluations—a 15-minute environmental one, a 15-minute practice type visit, a 45-minute announced evaluation with pre-planning and post conference, and a “surprise” unannounced evaluation plus a post-conference.

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