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 "There is no perspective when it comes to abuse. 

There is only abuse."-K.W.

 

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"Public education is being mobbed and bullied."
--Kim Werner

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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.

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"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."
--Gandhi
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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 
 
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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 conduct.

 

 

 

 Musings from a tree house:


Pickles....and getting into and out of them...

It's a complex issue--this PTSD with which I've been diagnosed.  The "who-I-am" piece--the people pleasing, hard working, do-gooder--can work hard all the time, but certainly can't please everybody.  There will be people unhappy with me and my work. 

I tend to focus on them.

So, there's that. 

Put the caring "me's" of the world--and most educators get into education because they are caring--into schools with crazy but well connected men and women in charge (there are lots of those)--and you got yourselves briny pickles of schools.  Maybe entire "pickley" school districts.  

There's just no way for do-gooders to please psychopaths. Good work just makes them mad.  Honesty scares them. Before you know it, the honest do gooders are in major pickles.  Big ones.  We're talking "on-top-of-New York-deli-counters" size.

A very big pickle: I was placed by my district into the briniest, craziest. most dangerous, pickliest school in my district. But that was 2008!  I've been out of there since 2010!  I work for a good guy now.  I like and trust him.  So why am I writing again about it?! 

As I said, PTSD is a complex issue.  And I've been in a PTSD pickle. Although I trust my current principal, I don't trust the big bosses.  I don't feel I am safe.  I don't feel my children--students in our school district--are safe either. 

I suffer.  Can't sleep.  Obsess. 

But maybe the education pickles ain't all so big and briny. Maybe the pickles we nice educators get into are just tiny no account gherkins and it's our diagnosed and undiagnosed PTSD a-talkin'.

So, how do I get out of this pickle?  

I go back to work.  God bless me.  I'm going back to work.


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"Be ashamed to die before you have won some battle for humanity."

Horace Mann

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