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Musings From a Not-So Master Teacher feels like he’s being transformed into a prototype with his school district’s new daily lesson plan requirement:
…it is in the subtle acts like a Lesson Plan Template that teachers lose their professional autonomy and academic freedom. The district now tells me what to teach, how to assess it, what my room should look like, when I should teach what information and with what strategies. From the planning to the delivery to the assessment, Big Brother is there for me, looking over my shoulder and encouraging uniformity.