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  •  Too many administrators (1+ / 0-)
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    moved up because they couldn't stand the classroom - or couldn't take it.  Either way, they have no regard for the work their teachers do.  

    I was fortunate in my years as a teacher to have principals who'd pop into my class for a "kid fix."  They did a good job in the office, but they missed the classroom, so they'd just come in a sit down with us for awhile.  Some teachers would be unnerved by an unannounced visit, but I always thought it was cool.

    -7.62, -7.28 "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." -Langston Hughes

    by luckylizard on Sat Sep 08, 2012 at 05:30:43 PM PDT

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    •  I'm passing on a standing joke in my school based (3+ / 0-)
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      on what a male colleague once said when asked why he never pursued an administrative degree: "No way!  To be a principal you have to give up one ball, to become a superintendent you have to give up the other.  I'm kind of partial to mine!"  I'm not sure if it was an "original" expression, but too many of us have experience with that kind of administrator.  

      After Walker's "bomb" drop, I'm lucky to have a principal who values and protects us as much as he can; I pity Wisconsin teachers who teach under the awful ones.  The sad reality is that the time will come when even the great administrators will leave the profession or the state because they cannot stand what is happening to students, teachers, and the public institution they love.

      Robber Baron "ReTHUGisms": John D. Rockefeller -"The way to make money is to buy when blood is running in the streets"; Jay Gould -"I can hire one half of the working class to kill the other half."

      by ranton on Sat Sep 08, 2012 at 07:14:41 PM PDT

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