Should we discuss teacher underperformance more openly?
Throughout my career, I taught 'car crash' lessons, led poor meetings and missed deadlines. Thankfully, they were few and far between, but what if underperformance was a frequent feature in yours or my classroom ...
I want to talk about teacher underperformance for several reasons:
- Showing a degree of weakness or incompetence is something we sweep under the carpet.
- School leaders rarely discuss these issues because they are embroiled in confidentiality, legality and gagging orders.
In this post, I briefly reference some of the most serious examples, but I