Week 2 Reflection

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The last 3 weeks have been a whirlwind of chaos with everyone running around like chickens with their heads cut off! Between preparing for and starting state testing, dealing with a less than helpful yearbook company, and a “heated” field day, I have decided that we really need more hours in a day.
MAP Testing All of the testing scheduling I discussed in my second reflection has gone amuck this week. The testing company’s (Nextera) server went down on Wednesday morning which meant we had a scheduled test that was not able to be taken. This morning, with the torrential rain and flooding, our attendance rate was low and a power surge kicked us out of the testing session. When attempting to log back in, about half the students were not able
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Well, we have been struggling with the technical side of actually putting the product together is an understatement. The interface is less than user friendly, and the technical support ranks up there with that frustrating State Farm commercial where they are on hold forever. After many tears and a few choice words, the yearbook was finally finished and is in production. In discussing the contract for yearbooks for next year, I was very candid about the experience and told the principal that as an administrator, I would not use that company again, if not only for the fact that my teachers were very frustrated with the process and did not want to participate again if we went with the same company. I believe that this was a beneficial experience because it really drove home the true meaning of listening and hearing your faculty, and as an administrator that will be a key factor in building and maintaining relationships with my …show more content…
She proceeded to get into the PE teacher’s face and yell at her. Then, she berated a student who was celebrating the “tie” in the hallway so loudly that she could be heard from one end of the hallway to the other. The students from the other class asked the principal to give the trophy to this teacher’s class just to stop the infighting, which the principal did. The principal gave a big speech about how the contest was really supposed to be about working as a team and comradery. After school this teacher cornered the other class’s teacher and screamed at her because she felt like she was thrown under the bus. Both teachers left campus total basket cases. I talked to the assistant principal about how that situation would normally be handled. (This was a Friday afternoon.) She said that typically they would be called to the office to sort things out, but one of the teachers had to go to a funeral and the other had a play to go to. They would generally review the footage of what happened in the common area and would decide if anything warranted a suspension. She said that would most likely not happen in this situation, only because state testing was starting the following Monday. I have to say I have very mixed feelings about this. We cannot expect students to be respectful and

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