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Re: observation vent


From: Woody Duncan (wduncan_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Nov 09 2001 - 19:33:08 PST

My last principal's first word of advice was to be sure,
when it took two sheets of roll paper to cover a display board,
to put the lower sheet on first. Another wanted the blinds
in the rooms at the same height. No wonder kids don't learn
if people concern themselves with such minuscute that
has so little impact. A colleague phoned me hoping to restrict
the amount of bonus bucks we would give the kids for
parent conferences. She was worried that a student might
be rewarded by more than one teacher. I held back my
laugh and informed her I had made a commitment to my
students and had to honor it. Heaven forbid if we reward
them too much. The whole educational system might collapse.
                                                Woody in KC

"Sears, Ellen" wrote:
> > . Once called me in his office to tell me that the different size boxes
> > with supplies I had labled and stacked on shelves in my room really
> > bothered him because they were different sizes. He said they would look
> > better if they were the same size and I would be better organized! Now
> > that's an administrator who understood space and supplies...'re
> > not alone...

       I'm from Kansas,  where the Legislature and BOE keep trying 
        to define the term "suitable" because our constitution requires
          the state provide a "suitable" education for all students
                      Only Kansas is flat, not the entire planet.
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