Education Letter to the Editor

Peer Review

April 15, 2005 1 min read

I enjoyed the column by Tony Wagner suggesting that, as do other professionals, teachers would benefit from observing each other in practice [“The Buddy System,” Comment, January/February]. I was pleased to read that such a program was being tried in the Santa Monica-Malibu school district. However, I was disappointed to see no information on the results of this effort.

Mr. Wagner’s theory is quite persuasive. Nevertheless, perhaps education commentary would be improved by somewhat less emphasis on “creative new ideas” and somewhat more emphasis on determining what happens after the implementation of those ideas.

Mark C. Trentacoste

Rutgers University

Cherry Hill, New Jersey

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A version of this article appeared in the May 01, 2005 edition of Teacher as Peer Review