Consistency

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Registered: 12-04-2000
Consistency
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Tue, 09-20-2011 - 7:26pm

Is consistency in discipline, expectations etc

Sherry
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In reply to: sallen06
Sun, 09-25-2011 - 10:50am

Sad but true!

Sherry
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Registered: 07-16-2001
In reply to: sallen06
Sat, 09-24-2011 - 11:41am
My experience lately is that if you are consistent, you get labelled as inflexible and mean. Apparently no one realizes that kids feel safer when they know what's expected of them and what's going to happen if they do/don't do it.
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In reply to: sallen06
Wed, 09-21-2011 - 5:36pm

Oh, yes! There are principal's pets!

Sherry
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Registered: 12-04-2000
In reply to: sallen06
Wed, 09-21-2011 - 5:31pm

Well good luck with something! Around here media specialists are hard to find.

Sherry
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In reply to: sallen06
Wed, 09-21-2011 - 11:02am

When I was teaching fulltime, there was a schoolwide discipline policy and I did my best to follow it, though consistency was a challenge to me because I was still learning (I'll admit it.)

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In reply to: sallen06
Tue, 09-20-2011 - 10:02pm
To say I'm discouraged is an understatement. It's now been over a year that I've been out of work. I don't have any interviews lined up but, I've recently applied for 2 jobs. One is in the public library in my hometown. The closing date for applications was Monday. I'm hoping they call me just because I live in town, if for no other reason. Shouldn't the town want to hire one of its own? Yesterday I applied for a LMS job in a MS that was just posted. It's about 45 mins away. I wonder why there is an opening now when school just started a couple of weeks ago. Lastly, I have a meeting with the owner of a library automation software company for a possible position as a trainer. It's very part time and entails traveling to schools and training the librarians how to use the software. The meeting is actually at dh's district. He is the technology director there and his district is probably purchasing this software for their libraries. Dh has known the owner for several years and actually asked him on my behalf if he needed any new trainers, so that's how this meeting came about. I'm not even sure if he needs anyone right now but, I'm going to talk to him and see the software demo with the librarians in dh's district.
Thanks for asking, Sherry!
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Registered: 12-04-2000
In reply to: sallen06
Tue, 09-20-2011 - 9:06pm

Amen!

Sherry
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Registered: 08-23-1997
In reply to: sallen06
Tue, 09-20-2011 - 7:50pm
Inconsistency was one of my biggest pet peeves. The worst is when it comes from the administration. I've had administrators who would treat some kids one way, and others a different way for the same infraction. It's maddening when you send a kid to the office or write him up and there are no consequences or just a slap on the wrist. I've had kids skip detention on me in my last building and the school rules stated that they had to serve 2 with the AP if they were a no show for a teacher's detention. He rarely enforced that. it drove me crazy! It's impossible to discipline in an environment like that because the kids know nothing will happen and it makes you look like a fool.