Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Gotcha Mentality Not Good For Students Or Teachers


Teachers can be observed any day of the week.  But, when an AP chooses to observe a teacher the day before a long vacation something is not right.  Oh the AP might claim she wants to make sure teaching is going on all the time but, if the AP ever bothered to leave her office, she would know the teachers that work and those that don't.  Besides, a walk through the hall with a glance through a window should be enough to let a competent administrator know what is going on.

The AP who is doing this has an agenda and that agenda is "gotcha".  Too bad the gotcha hasn't worked very often because the teachers do what they are supposed to do, TEACH until the very last bell of the day rings.

I never understood this gotcha mentality.  Happy teachers are better teachers.  Why would an AP who cares about his charges do this  Why would a Principal who wants to run a good school condone such actions?  Is this because the AP and the Principal care more about making the life of the teacher uncomfortable than they care about the welfare of the students they are in charge of?

6 comments:

Chaz said...

So very true but many of the administrators came out of the "Leadership Academy" that's the problem.

Anonymous said...

Yes, you are exactly right!
Power doesn't care.

Pissed Off said...

The ones I am writing about are bit Leadership Academy grads.

Anonymous said...

This sounds like my AP who is definitely not a Leadership Academy grad.

Anonymous said...

What about our first day back as well...another gotcha day!

Anonymous said...

REAGAN WAS RIGHT WHEN HE SAID THE PRINCIPALS ACADEMY WILL NEVER BE MISTAKEN FOR WEST POINT OR ANNAPOLIS