Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Pushing Realities - Short thought

A push is really anything beyond asking staff to plan, assess, grade, give feedback, and respond to parents needs.  Those are their primary jobs.  Anything more is a push, managing when and how much to push is key to keeping an environment where staff feel like the work they are doing is making a difference vs. just making days go by.

When pushing you must always keep in the back of your mind that school is for some 30% of their overall life and maybe for others 90% of their lives.  This needs to be understood as the outside of school life certainly affects the inside of school life.  

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