Worth Remembering

Why do administrators think that what they have to say is more important than letting teachers work in their classrooms to get ready for the first day of school?

Our Beloved Principal devoured 90 minutes of our valuable time this morning with “housekeeping details” that could have been covered in 30 minutes—tops.

Never mind. Among the chaff there were a few kernels of wheat. Here are three things Our Beloved Principal said that are worth remembering—really:

The way you receive love and respect on the job is more important than money.

My work is to make it easier for you to help kids.

Middle school kids are fun because they’re lousy liars.

One in-service down and one more to go.

Posted on July 30, 2009, in administrators, in-service. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. “Middle school kids are fun because they’re lousy liars.”

    There are a wealth of posts in that one little line, methinks.

    I’m looking forward to your school year (and I’m looking forward to mine, too!).

  2. Ahhh . . . the joy of sitting in unproductive meetings! Hopefully you were able to write more haikus.

    Welcome back to school. Looking forward to more wonderful stories of your school year. 🙂

    We go back on Sept 8th.

  3. Better yet, why can’t they just email the housekeeping details to us, eliminating the need for so many meetings?!

  4. It’s the housekeeping, which usually turns into more work for us, that stresses me out in the first few weeks. This is the first year I’ve identified a big source of stress, so I hope to avoid it. You principal did have some great words to start the year, though!

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