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Re: artsednet-digest V2 #1178

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Thu, 21 Jan 1999 19:59:20 EST

Sandy Poos, you have my sympathy!
I have a similar work week to what you described, and am on a cart. Sounds to
me like you aren't getting nearly the cooperation I do, though and I thought I
had it tough! I feel you must get your principal ON YOUR SIDE for any real
changes to be made. When I speak to administrators I always make sure that I
stress how a particular problem I am facing affects THE KIDS, not me. If it's
about me, then I'm a whiner, if it's about the kids, then I'm fighting to make
my program better and I'm percieved as caring, which I hope I am. Enlist the
aid of your principal by emphasizing all the time you feel you are wasting
begging for water, chasing down a paper cutter, etc. and ask him if he can
help you so that you can use your time more efficiently and therefore more
creatively. Best of luck- if that doesn't work, steal that janitors keys!!!!!
June in NJ