C’ville School Wiki

Charlottesville schools are setting up a private wiki and training teachers to use them. Wonderful!  #

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  • Is it me, or does making department heads approve all changes sound like a horrible idea?

  • “It will be a handy resource for all of our teachers who may be spending hours in the afternoon preparing lessons for the next day,” Atkins said. “Now they have at their fingertips high-quality lessons that they can select from.”

    I may be way off here, but are lesson plans so fluid that “teachers spend hours preparing lessons for the next day”? – and preparing them the day before? Maybe a tweak or two but ………………..

  • Is it me, or does making department heads approve all changes sound like a horrible idea?

    Uh. I hadn’t noticed that. That’s really, really weak.

  • It’s my understanding that the department heads will only ok changes that are made after the lesson has been uploaded by the original teacher, which are being posted without having to be approved by department heads.

    The wiki is still in its infancy (and still a little clunky), and I’d love to see some ability to comment on lessons – what worked, what didn’t work, the ability to ask the author why they chose to go in that specific direction, etc.

    And as to Van’s question about teachers spending hours preparing lessons for the next day – I suspect that Mrs. Atkins was referring to new teachers and/or teachers who are teaching new classes. When I was a new teacher, I spent an insane amount of time preparing lessons – reinventing the wheel – because I didn’t know who to ask or if asking would make me look like someone who didn’t know what she was doing. For those teachers, this could be a wonderful resource. For teachers who have been teaching longer, this will be a great way to get new ideas for your class.

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