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WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?

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From the desk of Hobo Teacher comes this tale of well-intentioned leadership programs gone wrong. Apparently, Hobo Teacher's school participates in the Baron Advisory Program, a series of occasional lessons that are supposed to impart students with non-academic interpersonal skills. So the teachers got together to do a dry run of the week's BAP activity ... which turned out to involve taping paper plates to one another's backs and using markers to write compliments on said plates. But since the teachers involved didn't know each other, consider some of the resulting "compliments":

"One time you held a door open for me. I think."
"You're using a yellow marker. It's pretty."
"Cindy, I thought your name was Mindy."

So what did Hobo Teacher get out of this exercise? The perspective to know that he'd better come up with a pretty good answer for when his students inevitably ask "Why are we doing this?"

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that's hilarious! sad, but hilarious.

"Why are we doing this?" is a sad commentary on the leadership and education of administrators. They grab a so called "creative' idea and implement it without thought.

Everyone is looking for the silver bullet that will make all the difference. They accept it without question and then discover, much to their dismay, that it didn't kill the werewolf as promised. Why do we subscribe to reactive instead of proactive strategies? What happened to "planning"?

Planning? Planning? What a great idea! You are absolutely correct about being proactive vs. reactive. It is always easier to prevent the fire before it burns down everything.

I agree what happened to planning. Although, the excerise was hilarious.

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