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Topic: [ap-calculus] a cautionary tale
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Debbie Bricker

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Re: [ap-calculus] a cautionary tale
Posted: Jul 31, 2012 12:44 AM
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Amen!

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On Jul 30, 2012, at 17:46, "Susan Cantey" <scantey@cinci.rr.com> wrote:

> Sometimes I hesitate to weigh in ...but...
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> Teaching is a hard job and it's being made even harder every day (unecessarily so I might add...double sigh). So if I can share something with younger teachers that will help them do a good job, then I'm all in. Why should they have to reinvent the wheel when they are being kept so busy with paperwork and meetings etc. and asked to jump through many more hoops than we had to in the past? After all, if I can help the new teachers out with some work I've already done, then they will have more time to help their students. If their students learn more, then the country will be better off and therefore I will be better off. Their students will become my geriatric doctors and nurses and our future scientists etc.. It's a win win proposition.
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> If someone neglects to put my name on something, I don't really care. Everything I've done has ideas borrowed from text books, other teachers, Newton, Liebniz etc....nothing we do is totally original. Students in Minnesota aren't gonna know who the heck Susan Cantey is anyway. lol
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> In fact, now that I'm close to retirement, I'm anxious to give away stuff so that my hard work won't completely disappear with me. :-D
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> BTW This is one reason I think merit pay is a bad idea. If my pay raise was based on comparing me to other teachers, I'd be less likely to want to share anything. Colaboration improves teaching. It should be promoted not penalized.
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> SC
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> Original Sentiment:
> It is where young teachers are: this will all be given to me and I will not have to work outside of school to be a great teacher.
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