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You're in front of the classroom all day. Should you also be behind a desk? I think some parts of a Master's are useful, but many parts are not used. I have my Master's in educational technology, got it back in 2006. Technology has changed so much; I don't really use any of my Master's now. Progra

Apr 18, 2016

You're in front of the classroom all day. Should you also be behind a desk?



I think some parts of a Master's are useful, but many parts are not used. I have my Master's in educational technology, got it back in 2006. Technology has changed so much; I don't really use any of my Master's now. Programs need to focus on what teachers really need in the classroom, not just all theory of education. Theory is great, but if you can't reflect on your own teaching to understand what is and isn't working, theory will not help your students grow.


Leah Jaynes
Seventh/Eighth Grade Computers, Cartwright School District



No. I know many good teachers without one, and a lot of poor teachers with one.


Joel Wisser
K-12 Technology Integration, Saddle Mountain Unified School District



I believe experience is what makes any teacher a master.


Carola Montana
Eighth Grade Science, High School Spanish, Paradise Valley Unified School District



No, not to be an effective practitioner of teaching. What they need more is ongoing professional development that is relevant and timely. They benefit more from participation in  professional learning communities, mentoring, and mentoring others.


Cherie Stafford
TIPS (Technology In Practice Specialist)? 


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