The FeedEditionsJobsDonateJune Event
Philly Education News + Views Independent. Reader-Supported.
Philly Education News + Views
Independent. Reader-Supported

What Top Chef says about teacher evaluation




I've been watching a lot of "Top Chef All-Stars" recently. If you are unfamiliar with the show, it pits chefs against each other in a series of challenges rated by some of the most famous chefs in the world. Each episode, the chefs are challenged by the ingredients, style, preparation time, and evaluators they are given.

The evaluation panel includes names that even a little-cooking, non-foodies like myself recognize. The contestants clearly admire and respect those judging their food. Each contestant gets to answer the panel's questions about the dish before the master chefs deliberate over whose food was the best. Even the losing chefs get told exactly where their dish went right, and where it went wrong.  

How do you think a "Top Educator" show would compare?

What would the challenges be? How do you think the contestants would be evaluated? Do you think the student learning on the show would be measured by a bubble test? Who would be the "experts" to perform the evaluations? Most importantly, would the show look anything like the evaluation you get?

In their own words: Salawat
In their own words: Mohammad
In their own words: Neira

Get the Notebook in your inbox

Notes from the news
Weekly newsletter

Recent Articles

District relaunches student-run television studio Philadelphia Futures releases 27th annual college guide Initiative aims to increase FAFSA completion rates How 25 years of changing enrollment has created winners and losers in Pa. school funding Notes from the news - Oct. 24

Watch our video interviews with students talking about their journeys to the U.S.

Click here