It’s Back to School time ALREADY!? Can you even believe that in a few short weeks students across the country will be heading back to class? I can already feel the excitement in the air, from the students and the teachers. Fresh bulletin boards are going up and plans are being made!
But IT is also there. In almost every school across the nation… and I hate to even admit it exists, but it does, and it can be crushing to teachers and administration. The Negativity. We all know it’s there, and we all know something has to be done to stop it. It starts with you, just one you! The best way I’ve found to beat the negativity is to build relationships with my administration and the rest of my school family. Here are a few ways that I have found to make my year more positive! Do you have any to add? I’d love to hear them in the comments!
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My second year into being the talented and gifted coordinator, I realized one day, half way through the school year, that I had completely and totally missed flagging a student who should have been evaluated for identification, based on her test scores. We usually had extensive conversations during the first quarter about kids who were on the radar, based on observations, recommendations, and test scores, and I had just missed this girl. I completely panicked because it was my job to screen these kids! I quickly realized that I HAD to go to my administration and tell them about the mistake I had made. There was absolutely no way around it, so I went. And… my administration was absolutely, completely supportive of my blunder. I’m certain that would not have been the case if she had received a parent phone call without me telling her what was going on.
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