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What Teachers Need From Administrators

Just a heads up: Scott McLeod of Dangerously Irrelevant is hosting a series this week on the question of, "What Do Teachers Need From Administrators." From the first entry, by Brian Crosby:

Give us, and advocate for us, more time to plan. Effective teaching requires, more than ever, effective planning. I would love to have as much as 2 weeks (not including a day or two to set up my classroom) at the beginning of the school year. Time to plan as a staff, unit (for example - upper elementary grades), grade level and self. I know this costs money ... might be some of the best money spent.

I suspect they'll be a lot of sympathy among teachers for this point as well:

"Research Based" does not necessarily mean good, or right for our situation, great, effective, or proven over time.
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