to all teachers out there

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to all teachers out there

Post by curiosity » Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:59 pm

Hi teaching folks,

at your school, did you ever get spied upon by your Cambodian manager? As in him or her entering your classroom and just staring at you or the more discreet window staring version (with the Cambodian manager ducking down when being seen)? At the school that I taught at a long time ago, this was pretty common for newly hired teachers. It also happened to teachers who had successfully negotiated a pay raise (even though they were not new). Is that a common thing?
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Re: to all teachers out there

Post by pczz » Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:03 pm

I am not a teacher bu most of my teacher friends are in bigger schools and they have security cams in the classroom so there si no need for managers to poke around
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Post by Kammekor » Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:12 pm

curiosity wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:59 pm
Hi teaching folks,

at your school, did you ever get spied upon by your Cambodian manager? As in him or her entering your classroom and just staring at you or the more discreet window staring version (with the Cambodian manager ducking down when being seen)? At the school that I taught at a long time ago, this was pretty common for newly hired teachers. It also happened to teachers who had successfully negotiated a pay raise (even though they were not new). Is that a common thing?
It's called supervision. :stir:
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Re: to all teachers out there

Post by curiosity » Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:42 pm

and why does it happen to old teachers after they got a pay raise? That's just plain weird.
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Post by John Bingham » Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:46 pm

It's just peer appraisal, as long as you are performing your duties it shouldn't be an issue. It could lead to constructive criticism as to how you can perhaps improve, but it could also just be an avenue for some useless twat to micromanage and nitpick.
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Re: to all teachers out there

Post by curiosity » Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:51 pm

I do find the hiding under the window part unnerving. In my home country, managers do not hide themselves when evaluating someone. Creeps me out.
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Post by Ravensnest » Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:59 pm

The hiding part you mentioned would make me feel extremely awkward. Although, I could understand they want to see how you teach without the presence of your boss. At my school, we have formal and informal (unannounced) observations. Both include my manager sitting in for the whole class session in the back. This leads to an abnormal class instead of platonic because all of the students are very quiet and rarely participate because of the stranger.
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Post by newkidontheblock » Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:39 am

I know this isn’t a popular opinion, but maybe the idea of being evaluated might make a teacher teach.
The last session was a review for the upcoming exam. Even the students selected to review past lessons got them wrong, and the class is still dazed and confused. Teacher didn’t waste any breath to make sure the class got it right and instead rushed into playing charades. The word? Bek sloy dancing.
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Post by angsta » Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:55 pm

curiosity wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:59 pm
Hi teaching folks,

at your school, did you ever get spied upon by your Cambodian manager? As in him or her entering your classroom and just staring at you or the more discreet window staring version (with the Cambodian manager ducking down when being seen)? At the school that I taught at a long time ago, this was pretty common for newly hired teachers. It also happened to teachers who had successfully negotiated a pay raise (even though they were not new). Is that a common thing?
The name?
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Re: to all teachers out there

Post by Ravensnest » Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:01 pm

newkidontheblock wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:39 am
I know this isn’t a popular opinion, but maybe the idea of being evaluated might make a teacher teach.
The last session was a review for the upcoming exam. Even the students selected to review past lessons got them wrong, and the class is still dazed and confused. Teacher didn’t waste any breath to make sure the class got it right and instead rushed into playing charades. The word? Bek sloy dancing.
what on earth are you talking about and how does your post relate to the op? I'm curious if you're hanging with pieman
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