When people come into our classrooms to “observe” us what are they really doing? I think that they are judging us. They should call their creepy actions what they are – judging. Announced or unannounced, it is still judging.
Sure, they say that they are there to help us, but that is a surface truth. The deeper truth, in my opinion, is that, even if these people themselves believe that they are in our rooms to help us, they aren’t that altruistic at their professional core, in my opinion. I think they like power. I think they believe they are better than classroom teachers. Why else would they leave the classroom?