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Blunder bus

Posted on: January 31, 2020

Will blunders never cease? That was my reaction to the teacher professional development (PD) activity shared in this tweet.

I cannot decide which is worse: Showing teachers how to categorise themselves into earth, wind, water fire, or telling students that the Myers-Briggs personality test is a valid tool for career guidance. Both are not scientifically valid and yet they make big money for the sellers of snake oil.

Teachers and administrators need to face up to an important principle. Something might seem cool, interesting, or possibly engaging, but this does NOT make it meaningful, powerful, or empowering.

Perpetuating a practice uncritically hurts all who buy into unfounded ideas. The adults look unprofessional and the kids are misled.

I read the rest of the Twitter thread and was encouraged by the mostly critical (and occasionally funny) comments there. Unfortunately, I fear they are the minority who know that the bus is heading to a broken bridge.

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