I almost had an aneurysm right there on my classroom floor and, in fact, I'm still so angry right now that I am pounding these keys like I WANT to pound our curriculum director.
This year, due to new
Ordinarily, I will follow directives. I will be the model employee, and I will do what I'm told. I have done what I'm told while griping in silence, but as of today, I'm out. I'm through.
THESE FLOODGATES ARE OPEN.
And it starts with this email right here:
Dear Mr. X,
Thank you for providing the information concerning an upcoming workshop that supports the theory that there is no such thing as too much testing. I immediately saw how I could use it in my classroom to demonstrate uses of propaganda and logical fallacies.
My students were able to identify the following:
begging the question
I intend to use this advertisement again in the spring, when we discuss persuasive speaking, to illustrate the following:
manipulation of data
ineffective use of “expert opinion”
evaluation of the speaker’s purpose
importance of the speaker’s credibility
use of verifiable and reliable evidence
meeting ethical standards
Thank you so much for providing such a valuable authentic resource.