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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

Click here for your state's model "Bullying and Harassment" policy!

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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!

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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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 Finally able to breathe again...


I don't even go to my office in the mornings.  I don't even put my lunch in the small refrigerator there. Don't want to see notes hanging on my door.  Don't want to even walk past--never mind make eye contact with--any parent who is waiting.  There are lots of them.  Just because I am an "A.I.R. test administrator" now and not a counselor doesn't make time stop.  Children still have problems.  

But I go straight to "my lab" and get "my computers" ready for that day's session(s). 
 
Are headsets required? If they are, then I've learned that I must assure that computers' volume is appropriately set and certainly not muted.  That causes confusion at the "check for sound" part of the instructions.  "Can you hear...?  If not, raise your hand."  I dread raised hands, for a raised hand at that juncture means a student cannot hear.  Rebel Kim wants to say, "Don't worry about that, you won't really need sound," But that is not true.  They will need sound ( I think, for I am not allowed to look or listen-- Good God, my heart pounds when I see a few words over students' shoulder! Will I lose my job because I inadvertently read a sentence?!  No! Do NOT show me that error, upstanding want-to-do-your-best student!) and so, they and I must start over....

Once my computers are "up and running..." That's gotten better by the way, with weeks of experience. At the beginning of this six weeks time warp--that's what it feels like, that nothing matters except logging in successfully and HEARING THE SOUND!  

We're floating in "A.I.R.", baby!  Let the "A.I.R. rush through us! Students and I breathe "A.I.R. We gulp "A.I.R." when computers crash.  I, the all important Test Administrator ("see your TEST ADMINISTRATOR" pops up on alarm screens when something goes awry.. and Good God that is ME!  I am NOT a school counselor now!  I am not that job for which I prepared for four long years!  NO!  NO!  I am now the TEST ADMINISTRATOR, a job for which I prepared for...one half of one hour. 

I administered the Algebra and the Geometry EOCs.  Both allowed "hand held scientific" calculators for segments two. Neither gave any guidance which specific calculators would and would not be allowed. Test administrators were only given this document:   http://www.fsassessments.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Draft-Calculator-and-Reference-Sheet-Policy_6-30.pdf    It was up to me, then, as children showed me the calculator they'd purchased, to decide whether or not they got to use them.  

Hey, I am no math person. I got no clue what a CAS function is...and I don't know a QWERTY keypad from a "QWERKY" one. 

Testing in public schools is finally over.  Six weeks of "A.I.R." in schools.... What will we do with no "A.I.R."?

Maybe we'll finally be able to breathe...

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.

 

 

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

Horace Mann

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