Uh, am I conceited?

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Registered: 04-07-2002
Uh, am I conceited?
Thu, 06-02-2011 - 3:43pm

A recent post from srprsboy made me think.

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Thu, 06-02-2011 - 4:02pm
IMHO unless you are a classroom teacher and your administrator knows your subject area, administrators have no idea what you do. I'm a librarian. Many times when I interview for a job, I feel the administrator has no idea what makes a good librarian. It's a very odd thing for those of us who are "specials". We are being interviewed many times by people who have no expertise in our fields. How often does that happen in business? Don't bosses usually know what they want in an employee? We can't impress a potential employer with our specialized knowledge because they don't understand it. As a music teacher, I know you know what I'm talking about. We also oftentimes get evaluated the same way as a regular classroom teacher, when we are really square pegs trying to fit into round holes. Why do principals hire people who can't teach a subject like music? It's because they know NOTHING about music.
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Registered: 04-07-2002
Thu, 06-02-2011 - 4:17pm

Giuli, are we REALLY judged by the same standards that classroom teachers are?

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Fri, 06-03-2011 - 1:50am

You are NOT conceited.

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Registered: 06-04-2003
Sat, 06-04-2011 - 6:57pm

Despite any missteps on my part. And I've had some, I've never denied. No one could deny that my classes ran like well oiled machines and maybe people dont like that, but anyone who observed me, left my room saying WOW!

My children flowed. They moved at any turn or sound I made, they knew the rules and what was expected. They kept up with me and the lesson and everyone knew what they should be doing. Transistions were almost effort less and even when there was noise, it was controlled chaos. But somehow, I'm always the one looking for work.

My point incompetent people keep each other's secrets. You're stupid as sheet?? Well so am I, so if you wont tell I wont tell!! You or I or any real teacher will call a spade a spade and that's why were moved on alot. Cant keep people around who you cant control or blackmail by outting their incompetence.

Thats just how I see it. Meanwhile the real victims are the children. I remember taking music in middle school. We were all allowed to go music class at first. The first few classes were to see if you could catch on and keep up the pace, I could, but many of my classmates couldnt so, everyone who could keep up and show a real interest and potential got to stay in music class. Everyone else was given a different special. LOL. Now, all kids can be in it and we must all tell them how great they are. Um, NO. LOL

You had to show you had an ear for it and could pick up theory quickly. Again, I could. Some couldn't. They found something ELSE to be good at. So believe me, i totally get it. You're truly talented and competent at your job. LIke me, you'll always struggle, people say the want truth, but really everyone wants a liar. LOL.


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Registered: 12-04-2000
Sat, 06-04-2011 - 11:12pm

Guili nailed it. As for how you are judged, in many cases the admin doesn't care if the kids