Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Teachers & Administrators - you have it all backwards - "Time To Change"

Warning/Danger to educational administrators and teachers at all levels

It is best you start to understand that you serve the student and his/her parents. They pay for your salaries. You will not survive if you continue to resist change (i.e., special education, hours of operation, my way is the best way,etc…). You are not just an administrator, or just a math teacher or an English teacher you are part of the whole system within your school.

Regardless of what you think you are in the service industry. Unfortunately you were trained and brought up in an antiquated educational system that is rapidly changing. Get on board or get out of the way. That means you too Will Robinson!

The following diagram is used quite often in Business for explaining change. I have "Changed" it to reflect "Change" in Education.

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WIIFM = What's in it for Me -->

Is wrong! It should be

WIIFTS = What's in it for the students/school.

I am currently working with a group of Administrators that are wonderful and great team players. I have learned much from them this year and I look forward to next year as well.

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