This is going to destroy everything we’ve worked for! We are not going to stand for this! Who is really going to get the money? Who says this is best for the children? It certainly isn’t best for the teachers. Parents need to be brought into this! Why can’t we just go back to the good old days. OH FOR THE GOOD OL’DAYS! How many times have you heard…
1. Fellow Educator of 39 years 2. Almost “burned out” and learned to realize my strengths and weaknesses 3. Became a “beggar” (to everyone!) 4. Became a leader by learning to serve 5. Learned to rejuvenate and “balance” 7. Found leadership “lessons” from around the world! 8. Learned to share “my story.”
Take advantage of the differences in values, styles and expectations of each; but be careful NOT to follow blanket stereotypes.
Facilitate mentoring and generational interaction in all areas. Utilize the high expectations of ambitious Millennials with special tasks. Generation X will soon dominate teachers and leadership in education, use that. Get key players of each on board; keep the focus on utilizing available funds while showing benefits for all especially students. Boomers offer a wealth of knowledge, implementing transitions and change.
TOP TEN QUALITIES OF LEADERS Of EXCELLENCE 1.They are authentic, trustworthy, safe and respected. 2.They are good listeners at all levels. 3.They treat subordinates with dignity and respect. 4.They have clear, consistent expectations. 5.They seek solutions and input from many; accept responsibility (The Buck Stops Here!) 6.They are flexible and willing to change. 7.They can motivate those under them to succeed. 8.They find the “good” and praise it. 9. They strive to live a balanced life, personally and professionally. 10. They have developed a good sense of humor. Dr. Debra D. Peppers www.pepperseed.org
Proposals for Merit Pay/ Pay for Performance/ VAM THREE MAJOR ISSUES I HAD TO FACE: Court Mandated De-Segregation Full Inclusion for Special Needs Violence Prevention/ Crisis Counseling (Drug, Alcohol, Teen Issues) The best indicator of future success is implementation of past success.
FIND THE GOOD AND PRAISE IT! Get Key Players to “Show them” the good!
Smile… sneer and grimace are not the same! START KEEPING YOUR OWN TREASURES i.e. Wisdom from Alabama to Texas My humor journal: Luuuuucy! Bud Peppers (our first date) Physiological as well as emotional, mental, even spiritual BENEFITS!
Thank You FLORIDA! Our society is no longer the same, but the hearts of children are! More than ever, you are needed!! THANK YOU FOR INVESTING YOUR LIVES!
God bless you My Florida friends! I’m Dr. Peppers Shakin’ the Salt Visit my website:
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