Because we are in the midst of summer, I have been trying to keep my posts in a relatively light vein. However, to give you an idea of what is coming up as we get closer to school opening again, I am listing a series of topics that I hope to explore, in no particular order.
As always, I invite readers’ input. Is there something that you would like me to address?
For example, if you are a member of the general public interested in public education, is there anything that you have been wondering about that I or the readers of this blog might help you with?
If you are a parent, what have been your experiences dealing with the education system? What have been your best experiences? What have been your worst?
If you are a teacher, are there issues in your life as an educator that might help readers to better understand the profession? Is there any advice that we can offer about problems you are confronting?
If you are an administrator, my criticisms notwithstanding, what do you do to foster a positive school climate for both staff and students?
**DON’T FORGET THAT YOU CAN ALWAYS KEEP YOUR COMMENTS ANONYMOUS OR PSEUDONOYMOUS IF YOU PREFER**
What’s Wrong, and What’s Right About Education Today?
Parent - Teacher Relations
Organizational Amorality – being Part of An Institution Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry
Housekeeping – Management’s Capacity for Sweeping Things Under the Rug
Parents and their Child-Rearing Methods
Why Principals Don’t Respect the Classroom Teacher
School Attendance Policies
Mistakes Made in Education – Teachers Taking on the Sins of Society
Is Dropping Out the Worst that Can Happen?
Teacher Organizations – Their Strengths and Their Weaknesses
What is A Truly Educated Person?
Teaching Inexperienced Educators How To Deal With Difficult Parents
The Concept of Servant Leadership
Improving School Climate: How the Truly Effective Administrator Operates