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A Piece Full World's goal
is to end bullying in our schools. When employees are safe from workplace bullying and children are safe
from school bullying, we transform our schools into places of honor, courage and character. Ultimately, we
transform our world. One school at a time, we put together the pieces of....
A Piece Full World.
Click "No Place for Hate!" The Anti-Defamation League has terrific resources for creating
a school wide bullying prevention program!
"Many people, especially ignorant people,
want to punish you for speaking the truth, for being correct, for being you. Never apologize for being correct or for being
years ahead of your time. If you're right and you know it, speak your mind. Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is
still the truth."
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"Real progress requires pushing and shoving and urging and cajoling and coaxing – and then pushing some
more (courteously when you can, not so mannerly if the former doesn’t work)."
--David Lawrence Jr., The Children's Movement
School Board Rule:Responsibilities and
Duties states: All persons employed by the School Board of (School District's name) are representatives of the (School District's
name). As such they are expected to conduct themselves, both in their employment and in the community, in a manner that will
reflect credit upon themselves and the school system. Unseemly conduct in the workplace is expressly prohibited.
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Click here for U.R.A.J.E.R.K: A humorous play starring Mr. Bully Boss and Captain Effective Leader.
"Be ashamed to die before you have won some battle for humanity."
Public education is being mobbed and bullied
My heart sinks. My panic grows. Overkill.
Overkill. Overkill. The Florida Department of Education and the State of Florida's legislative branch is overkilling
testing with "thousands of instructional- aligned standards resources (https://portal.fldoesso.org/PORTAL/Sign-on/Resources/Available-Resources.aspx)";
required monitoring tools, 'formative assessment' with accompanying instructional resources (isn't that redundant?); "learning
tools for administrators to support 'continuous improvement'; another monitoring (and, oh yeah, a reporting tool--to whom
do those reports go?) and yet another "recording and reporting" tool.
Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. Don't they have anything better to do?
These "tools" include: CPALMS and elPREPs and IBPT (whoops!
I meant IBTP-now that makes a difference!) and PMRNs.
tools do not include teachers' and students' ingenuity and creativity. These tools do not include wonder and excitement.
These tools do not dare address people's
hearts and their brains, for each person's is different. Each is unique. Each has much to offer and, although
the standardized tests proponents purport to honor that uniqueness, they do not. For just the word "standardized"
indicates a rote "we-are-all-alike-and-so-we-all-learn-alike-and-we-will-all-succeed-or-we-will-all-fail-together."
There will be a scant few who, through these standardized tests, will
demonstrate their "greatness." They may only be great at taking a test or typing, but that does not matter.
They will sit atop a mountain of held back and discouraged children. They will be "air-lifted" to an
elite university where they will receive internships and scholarships...while the rest of the mountain of children is left
But even the former FCAT stars are worried
about the new FSA' "higher and more rigorous standards." Even they are fretful that they will be left on the mountain...
And what of the now thousands and thousands of held back, discouraged,
diploma-less children? What of that mountain?
of that mountain?
What of that mountain--ever growing,
ever more stinky with the rotting creativity all of the IPTPs and PMRNs and CPALMS--that they and their like have built?
What of that?
Let's plop a putrid--hold your nose--pile
of teachers' careers on top.
|Click for the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program
School Board Rule: Code of Ethics states: All members of the School Board of (School District's name), regardless
of their position, collective bargaining status or role, because of their dual
roles as public servants and educators are to be bound by the Code of Ethics..to
create an environment of honesty and integrity...the freedom to learn and to teach and
the guarantee of equal opportunity for all..strive for professional growth and seek to exercise the best professional
judgment and integrity...to achieve and sustain the highest degree of ethical