The Torchbearers Collaboratory by EdMonks is a platform for school Leaders (on the management level like Principal, Vice Principal, School Owner, Corporate Personnel in school chains, CEO / or on the Operational level like Dean, Headmistress, Head of Department etc) to hone their leadership skills, increase their network and improve their personal brand.
AND GUESS WHAT
THE FOOL @ SCHOOL IS THE MOST
INTELLIGENT PERSON IN THE SCHOOL
S P is a friend of mine. Recently he visited me, We were meeting after a very long time. He was now working as a principal at a decent school in the town.
But I realised he was a bit upset and naturally I enquired “Why”.
And he said, “because I am Mr Fool at School”.
I was baffled
I mean, S P is a learned person equipped with three high flying degrees, a Masters in Technology, a PhD and a bachelors degree in education. He has an amazing understanding of current school education and is doing great at his school.
So I naturally asked ‘And why do you think so?’
He looked at me and started emphasizing
He further said, “Teachers at my school have a very low level of motivation. They do not believe in the school anymore and that’s why they do not have any concept of commitment or team. I am sure they can leave the school to join the competition merely for an extra penny.
But that’s not all. Parents, on the other hand, demand unrealistic things almost all the time. For them working AC is far more important than the quality of the teacher in the class. The kids are also interested in anything but learning.
School Management always need more and more admission and the entire responsibility is mine. But on the other hand, when they buy a new technology or even the books, I am involved just for the namesake.
Whenever something wrong happens at my school, I am always being made the party to it, even for the remotest things that were not at all humanly stoppable”
The job growth is stagnant. There are only a few good schools in the town that you can count on fingers. If I want to switch to some big city, they decline point blank saying you do not have an experience of a big city. But ironically my friends from the big cities are also having similar environment in their schools.
The public policy also kind of made the school leader the culprit for almost every thing. So i am accountable for the behaviour of the guard at the school, the consuctor of the school bus, when it is 20 km away, or even for how a student hit the other student.
Don’t you see, the entire system is making me ‘The Fool @ School’.
It’s not merely about money or growth. It’s about life.
I have learnt so much in my life and I want to contribute to the society by doing something great. But I am not sure, how to do that.
You are a public speaker, author and a consultant to many startups. What do you think, What can I really do? I need help.”
I HAVE DECIDED TO HELP MY FRIEND SP.
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