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[teacherartexchange] Poaching - The Whole Plan Book!!


Date: Tue Oct 17 2006 - 05:16:18 PDT

How about this one!! A couple of years ago, I walked into the artroom of
our second art teacher and saw her plan book open on her desk. Oddly enough, I
saw my lesson plan! Thinking I was mistaken, I went back when she was not
there and looked again. She had made a Xerox copy of almost my entire lesson
plan book: daily lesson plans, handouts, and everything!!
On instinct, I removed everything that was copied from my planbook - - over
100 pages! I am not one to tattle but I felt so violated. This time I went
to an administrator. I would have given her the shirt off my back or any
lesson, or the whole book, IF ONLY SHE HAD ASKED. It really made for bad
feelings for the rest of the year. She got an involuntary transfer at the end of
the year.
My new colleague is another story! I loan her plenty of lessons and handout
but she is too lazy to make her own copy, or if she does, she can't find
it!! Now she comes back each time she reteaches the lesson for another copy!
But at least she asks!!

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