If we disseminate a school as a business model, the students’ suffering adds up to an unsuccessful business. It looks like this:
Unhappy teacher = unhappy student = cruddy test scores = unsuccessful school
And don’t even start with that old argument of “a school is more then just test scores.”Of course it is.We know that a whole student is not one that only knows how to take tests; but a school with happy students that can’t take a bubble test might be a cool place to hang out in, but it is not what we call a successful school.
This blog is meant to be a place to discuss some of these issues that plague all schools and districts. I will share what works for me, what keeps me happy, what keeps me wanting to work hard, and what keeps me the level of teacher that I can be proud of.
It all translates to the success of my students.And let’s face it, their success, their true success, as lifelong learners and people who intrinsically want to succeed, helps me achieve my own happiness.I’m selfish that way.I’m not interested in being miserable and spending my day unhappy.Call me crazy.
Maybe I can help you too.