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When I become a Principal, What things I should never forget from being a teacher?

I often hear that School Principals forget that they were once a teacher. What are those things that you often feel or think that they forget? I am getting ready to become one, I want to keep a list of things that I should never forget... I dont have any problems with remembering when I was a teen or a child..That part of the job I know Ill do well, MY students will be happy and successful, I am more concern about my teachers, It is very hard to please all the teachers of a school, I do not know many schools that have all the teachers happy with their principals, there is always one or two or 10 that are not happy, and that is what I want to learn, to become a good leader for my teachers.

Asked By: Nicole E - 4/24/2007
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I always hate it that my principal forgot how many hours were in a day. He was the king of making useless paperwork for accountability and I would end up working most of my weekends to get it all done... More
Answered By: avcrm@sbcglobal.net - 4/24/2007
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Respect. I hate a principal which forgets it is not always easy in the classroom. Too often I have seen teachers become principals and then forget how hard it is in the class. Let teachers teach without questioning everything they do; if they are professinionals- treat them that way, as team members, not "hired hands... More
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Answered By: leslie m - 4/24/2007
 
the question is what things can i remember from being a child or teen
Answered By: al d - 4/24/2007
 
i think you should try to break the wall between student and teacher you know become a friend and see our school day on their level they often lose respect and forget how long we try to do our best in school. you should also remember that not to be too bossey you people often forget that u were once on the lower level... More
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Answered By: AWSOMENESS - 4/24/2007
 
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