Looking with Perspective
As I stepped foot in my new school back in August 17, 2018, initially I conducted an assessment of what is needed to be done for improvement.
This is the first phase at which one can start a new journey, getting to know the learning community.
I noted the different attitudes of the people whom I will be working with. I observed there are intelligent individuals. Among these, on the other hand, felt like they were over and above the rest in terms of intellect.
I often live with the philosophy that intelligence is nothing if one cannot even transfer the know-how to others.
There is the bossy type acting as the leader despite the hierarchy in position. It is good that leadership is there but when acting so without prior designation is a little intolerable.
At some point, there are those who love to debate on some policies as if these are debatable issues. In the adherence to the implementation of policies, these are to be implemented by heart and mind.
Students on the other hand wanted to escape school as if they are prisoners barred from freedom. They never realized the worth of a minute of learning that is lost when they are out.
Even some of the stakeholders find it hard to share a dime for the school’s programs, projects and activities.
All these and more, but targets are targets and have to be met. Strategic planning is the key.
Slowly, a shift in the entire culture is needed to embrace innovative ideas. Only and if everyone works as a team, there will be humongous change in the learning environment that operates to reassure a quality and free education for all.
The author is Principal
I at Gatiawin High School