Dateline September 19 2013: At first parents seemed to not know what to do, and in the end they applauded awkwardly. I guess “everyone gets a trophy.” Tuesday night parents came expecting to get a reasonable explanation of why “Common Core” is coming to Beaverton. What they got instead was one more reason not to want anything to do with it.
Left: Teacher Sheree Winterfeld taught bizarre “clapping lesson” to parents who stared on in disbelief. Middle: Winterfeld’s boss Scarelet Valentine. Unclear whether she embraces Winterfeld’s version of the new curriculum. Right: Superintendent Jeff Rose caught in his own scandal gets $200K/yr plus benefits to oversee this nonsense. (Winterfeld photo cred. Myspace)
Teacher Sheree Winterfeld of Errol Hassell Elementary School in Beaverton, OR provided a bizarre “Clapping Lesson” which leaves one wondering if she’s one fry short of a Happy Meal. Despite the fact that she announces that she has her Masters. (Well la-dee-da.) YouTuber “Don’t Tread On the Farms” captured her antics on film. It’s difficult to hear but but at around 2:40 she proclaims that the public schools are “now global,” then asks for volunteers from the audience. The rest needs to be seen to be believed. Jump to to 2 minutes 40 seconds in the video embedded below.
No wonder the kids can’t add. The full transcript is below. In a second video parents indicated: “we didn’t feel we learned anything in there.” Shocking. The jury is still out on whether teachers and admin are actually going to go through with this fiasco.
here’s the transcript:
“So our kids are facing … this is a real new living we are definitely Global. So I’ve got a … and I need three volunteers and this activity will hopefully help cement the reason why I as a educator [sic] am embracing Common Core and for students … can I have three really brave volunteers? Come on. Can I have three? How much do I have left?”
“So hopefully this will demonstrate what Common Core will do … <inaudible> …”
“So I’m gonna ask our first volunteer to … would you go ahead and just clap …”