Pleased Principal

The following is from a post on the mailring:

“I am always working on thinking about, ‘What can I do to change a procedure to make it work better, and what did I do/not do that led to things not running smoothly?

“Monday my principal stopped me in the hall on my way out the door and said, ‘I never see your kids.’

“At first I didn’t know what he meant. Then he said, ‘I never see any of your kids in my office. I just want to know what you do, and what your philosophy is because I know you have to be doing something different.’ (He knows I definitely didn’t get the ‘easy class,’ either!)

“I was so happy to be able to tell him all about Marvin Marshall’s book and system! He may not be really open to the ideas now. LIKE ALL THE PRINCIPALS I’VE EVER HAD, HE THINKS COMPETITIONS AND REWARDS ARE THE WAYS TO ‘MOTIVATE’ but he is very impressed with the results in my room. And now I feel like I’ve cracked open the door and gotten one toe in!”

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