I think that the new NYC Public schools support structure clearly lacks any real support. In that there is little to no effective use of leadership and even once decent teachers now turned admins have lost their skills to lead by example.
Why is the NYC DOE’s Chancellor and her leadership team lacking any real creative thinkers?
If we really want to reduce class size and help teachers teach, why not explore turning the offices of the BFSC and Districts and the tons of other DOE office locations into teaching centers for students, teachers, parents and staff who need/want more support. Schools are on their own and have no real access to “effective leadership” as they call it.
This would in response look like a support staff/center that actually teaches/supports the school. “Effective leadership should encompass a component of leading by example instead of sitting In front of a damn computer all day, and never doing one drop of real teaching.
How is it that a pilot program has not been proposed? One in which all administrative teaching staff including the Superintendent consistently spend one day per week or even month teaching in classrooms with real students? How can a leader/mentor our schools without staying in practice? Generations change, teaching methods that were once effective loose their effectiveness
If you are no familiar with the new Vision/ framework see these resources below:
Watch the video below
video from city hall http://legistar.council.nyc.gov/Calendar.aspx
The press release:
If you see the vision frame work here: http://schools.nyc.gov/AboutUs/schools/framework/default.htm
As you can now tell They Completely leave out the very Idea of “leading by example In other words do not tell me but show me is by far the only way to lead and is the very foundation of what education means. I have created my own version, which is based on what I think should be 6 themes surrounding education and student achievement in NYC.
Funding is the top priority over trust, and yes it is more important then trust. How can there be trust when funding is always vanishing and mishandled?
Effective leadership would not be ridden with lies and illusive vague “support”, most of the administrations currently in our schools have not a clue who the BFSC liaison are nor what they do. There is nothing supportive about them so far as parents and staff at school can see.
By providing a nurturing environment a supportive environment is guaranteed is guaranteed.
Rigorous instruction is meaningless if it is not developmentally appropriate.
Collaborative teaching is in no way happening. From what my sources say is teachers are forced to stay extra on Mondays and are given curriculum to review from some where and someone they have never met, and is not human but a data base called Engaged.
Considerate community ties vs strong family- community ties would provide meaningful support and consideration to NYC public School students and their families. Many of the CEC and the CCEC are not meeting quorum and are not representing their community because the parents have no voice or council.
Now you try.
Also find out who your BFSC is here http://www.uftsolidarity.org/bfsc/ be sure to scroll on the Arrows near where it says ATS
See how willing they are to provide support!