On 4/28/15, Tiffanyh wrote:
> Hello Everyone,
> Can you please assist me with a project I'm completing for
> my doctoral program on generational perspectives in a
> school setting. If you could be so kind to give your
> thoughts on the following questions, I'd so appreciate it!!!
> 1. What is your approximate age of your administrator (21-
> 33 yrs, 32-50 yrs, or 51-69 yrs)
> 2. What do you think are the most important
> characteristics of an administrator?
> 3. What do you think are the most important
> characteristics of a teacher?
> 4. What kind of conflict typically arises in your
> 5. What do you feel attributes to the conflict in your
> Thank you so much in advance!
1. My administrator is between 32-50.
2. The most important characteristic of a principal today is
to be the instructional leader within the school. The days of
sitting in one's office and handling discipline only is gone
for principals. Any administrator in a school setting must be
passionate, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and trustworthy.
Without these characteristics an administrator will not be as
effective as they should be.
3. Teachers need to be knowledgeable of their subject material
and be passionate about their discipline. Teachers need to
know their students and how they learn best and then plan
their strategies and assessments around these learning styles.
It is important that all teachers understand their students
learn differently and adjust accordingly.
4. Currently we are having a conflict over the zero/fifty
rule. The question is whether or not a student that does
nothing should receive a zero or fifty, since a fifty is still
failing. There are strong feelings on both sides of the issue.
5. The main reason this issue has not become a major conflict
is because of the principal. She has allowed the staff to
have insightful discussions about the issue and is genuinely
interested in our input. When she makes her final decision
the staff will be that much more invested in it because of the
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