Sunday, February 3, 2008

WHEN 6 OUT OF 7 = 5 OUT OF 5

From Bob Weinstein's Column "Why Employees Jump Ship ".

"Gregory P. Smith, author of "Here Today, Here Tomorrow: Transforming Your Workforce from High-Turnover to High-Retention," says most employees take new jobs because of management problems. He lists five common management mistakes:

1. Demanding that one person do the jobs of two or more people, resulting in longer days and weekend work.

2. Cutting back on administrative help, which forces workers to use their time copying, stapling, collating, filing and performing other clerical duties.

3. Putting a freeze on raises and promotions.

4. Not allowing the rank and file to make decisions or denying them pride of ownership.

5. Constantly reorganizing and changing direction."


Anonymous said...

You nailed it.

Anonymous said...

Our school has added a 30 minute homeroom for FCAT training -- every day for the next 5 weeks. So, if I can add right, that makes 7 out of 9. Any wonder moral is so low? And with Springboard coming, most of the math and English teachers aren't really pushing their own curriculum much. Might as well just teach the semester exam along with FCAT and make us all "look" good. Of course the students will suffer, but "they" stopped caring about what the students really need long ago.

Anonymous said...

Springboard? Stinkboard. I'm not convinced.

Anonymous said...

The SpringBoard instructional system combines rigorous course work with assessment and professional development in five synergistic components. Each course centers on classroom-tested Model Instructional Units that prepare students for AP® and college-level work.

- a Division of College Board

Sounds like SRA for high school.

Anonymous said...

With SpringBoard... we won't need college educated individuals anymore... just really great trained monkeys... Is this what we want to do to our teachers and students??????

Anonymous said...

Hey just think (we won't have to think) no making up lesson plans, or adjusting presentations, or updating supporting info, etc.

No explaining methods to parents, just refer them to the APC or the college board.

There is an UP side to this: we can actually get our conference stuff done during our one measley conference!!!!

New hires won't have to be vetted because anyone can "sleepwalk" thru it.

The teacher crisis will be over because anyone can be hired and "covering" classes will be a thing of the past.

Man this is great!!! PLEEEEASE keep it under wraps. Pleeeease?

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