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In the details of these reports and in the activities of many groups attempting to professionalize teaching, we see an exclusionary focus on techniques, mechanics, and "effective behaviors." This narrow outlook results in a distorted, reductionist view of teaching.
I'm angry—and have been for most of my 13 years in public education.
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