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    By msharkey

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    who I'm assuming is also the other anon posters responding to the responses.

    I understand you must feel slammed and I'm sure hurt since all the posters said that you were wrong but I just wanted to say a few things. (And I hope I don't add to your hurt feelings.)

    If you created a post asking whether it was overstepping boundaries then you must have felt that maybe you did.
    I really didn't hear anyone calling you names but rather pointing out that it is the job of an adminstrator to make such approaches if he or she chooses to. As one poster mentioned, there might be extenuating circumstances that you are not aware of but administration is or simply, he or she have priorities in other places and as frustrating as I'm sure it is, it really isn't anything you can control.
    Honestly, if you have a principal who didn't notice these things in the first place on his or her own, you have bigger fish to fry than empty BB, tardiness, and inequalities among teachers. This administrator is not doing his or her job (sounds like mine) or they know about them and choose not to do anything about it (like a previous administrator of mine).
    A school is only as strong and successful as the people who run it, in my opinion. A strong leader inspires people to be their best. A weak leader frustrates, infurates people and brings on feelings of hopefulness and indifference. "Why should I bother doing my BB, no one ever notices it anyway? I really hate going to work and it's so hard getting up in the morning?"I'm hearing through your postings how much you care about the school that you teach in and how you want to improve your school surroundings for the children. It is a wonderful goal. Might I suggest working on the morale of the staff (since you really can't do anything about your leader)? When people feel good about where they work and hear that others see their efforts and acknowledge their hard work, it breeds success.

    Think for a moment about a student who has struggled in your room. This child feels either frustrated or indifferent about learning. Until you can change that feeling and inspire that child to learn, he or she will not grow to his/her potential. You nurture the small success, you acknowledge the efforts, you build them up because you know that how you feel about yourself (and your surroundings) effects your success.

    Good luck to you,
    Shark

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