You Make the Rules

Kline, Patrick. img_0204.jpg. August 26, 2014. Pics4Learning. 5 Apr 2015

Kline, Patrick. img_0204.jpg. August 26, 2014. Pics4Learning. 5 Apr 2015 <http://pics.tech4learning.com>

There are lots of fancy-schmancy documents that guide what educators do each day and each year.  It starts with federal guidelines for using federal monies, heads down to state mandates, and gets to the nitty gritty when it comes to board policy, local association agreements and contracts, and evaluations.

This year, it seems, more than ever, so many Ohio educators have spent their calories discussing arguing many of these documents.  I won’t open that political battle in this post, so I’ll steer clear of specifics.

But what if you had the chance to make the rules?

What if you could write your own contract with your board?  What would you include?  What would you commit to them?  What would you request of your boss?

What if you could write your own evaluation template?  What do you want your evaluator to look for?