Thursday, July 14, 2011

Appreciate Your Instructional Linchpins


Photo taken by yours truly.
 Every faculty has at least one and every administrator needs at least one.

I'm talking about the rock steady, reliable, port in the storm, A+ teacher.  Not only are these instructional rock stars our best examples of our M.I.A.(mission in action NOT missing in action), but, when things are rough, they remind us that things are not as bad as they may seem.

These are the teachers who spark the collegial conversations in the faculty meetings and in the teachers' lounge.  These are the teachers that parents reference when telling their stories.  These are the teachers with whom students can't wait to be in class.

If we could give out a daily award for excellence, it would be named after these teachers.

Educational leaders, do not forget these instructional linchpins.  Value them.  Invest in their wisdom.  Find ways to get them in front of as many students, parents, and fellow teachers as often as possible.
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