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2021.08.10 12:08
I have a more personal moment to share with all of my worldwide students today.

Yesterday was my first day back to work. I have resigned my position teaching business and have taken the role to teach students how to improve their English. Most of my students that require help like this at my school are from Mexico or other Latin American countries. I did not make this decision to change my position with great desire, but it was the best alternative considering the circumstances.

I woke up today at 2:30AM because I couldn’t sleep thinking about how the leadership at my school is making poor decisions. In addition, there is also little communication sharing about how these decisions are made - only decisions enforced like a dictator.

So. I made a PowerPoint presentation illustrating how these bad decisions and lack of communication and transparency is hurting the school. Morale is low - a number of staff looked for new jobs or considered retiring. In addition, these decisions are limiting the opportunities of our students.

In short, our admin does not really think ahead. They are reactionary.

We have a saying in the US - “they are putting the cart in front of the horse.” Rather than leading, they push us to do it instead. Our admin gets an idea, tells everyone we need to change right now, and then later reflects and thinks, “Oh wait, maybe we shouldn’t do this.”

Worse, the ideas change altogether because a new administrator is hired. They have a completely new plan or idea, and disregard any progress about the previous plan abruptly.

My heart is very heavy today going into work this morning with these thoughts. It makes me wonder, “How have we achieved anything in this place? What is the point and purpose of this school?”

Sigh.

Well. I hope you have all learned a lot of vocabulary today at least. Thank you for reading.
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  • Mouhssine Wb 2021.08.10 12:26

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    Welcome, how are you, are you okay? I want to ask youBecause you love to travel like me, I want to know which country was the most beautiful and its food
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.08.10 12:35

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    @Mouhssine Wb I still have much to explore in this world. I have not seen many countries, but I have visited many states in the US. Each state is like a separate country in a way, with its own history, food, culture, environment, resources, etc.
  • Jack 2021.08.10 12:56

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    Thank you for sharing something with us all the time
  • lama 2021.08.10 13:16

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    Why not looking for another job?maybe starting your own business in teaching so in thst way you will be able to do what you think it's right?
  • Ryan 2021.08.10 15:27

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    Mr. Scott, I am sorry that you are in hard time. I understand the reality we have to face is getting hard. but ,becuse there are still a plenty of genuine teachers like you who are sincerely worried about students' future, we can have "Hope" or "Dream". I am pretty sure that lots of people will realise what education is and what is the role of teacher through you. Thank you so much for showing what Teacher is. I hope it below is helpful to you. https://youtu.be/wX78iKhInsc
  • sust 2021.08.11 06:19

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    Proletarians of the world unite,
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.08.11 12:07

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    @ Ryan thank you very much for sharing this. I appreciate it.
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.08.11 12:12

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    @lama I have looked, but any job in my skill area away from education would give me a substantial pay cut. Even changing to other schools and teaching my passion would still require a $5000 pay cut or more due to local government negotiations between counties and cities. My school for the most part is great, honestly. We are paid competitively, our benefits are good, and my coworkers and students are some of the best I have ever worked with in my 20 years of teaching. Unfortunately right now, we have some administrative decisions that are obviously not in the best interests of the school or the students.
  • tina 2021.08.11 12:22

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    @Scott Cecil Allen thank you so much for sharing. I have learned a lot from your writing.
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.08.11 12:56

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    @lama teaching online would pay even less than other options. It is a good job to start with, but I have been teaching for 20 years. My salary is higher than most starting pay positions because of my experience level.
  • Ryan 2021.08.11 15:11

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    @Scott Cecil Allen You are welcome. I am expecting you feel better. Cheer up! ^^

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