Fluco Blog is back up and running. I see it as my chance to help Fluvanna teachers cope with their calling and feel supported in some small way. I like to know I’m not alone (crazy) as I deal with the challenges of teaching, so I’m telling my stories, and setting up a safe (anonymous) place for others to weigh in. I’ll keep speaking at Fluvanna’s monthly school board meetings in support of teachers’ ideas and concerns.
One main advantage of a blog is anonymity. Not for me, obviously, but I’m retiring this summer. And I know anonymity is a big red flag, but I’ve often felt speaking up as a teacher left me with a choice between anonymity or unemployment. OK, that’s a little strong, I’ve also been afraid of grade level reassignment, school transfer, and BEING SENT BACK TO THE CLASSROOM (ouch). Consequently, today’s blog post is about the value of eliminating fear from the workplace.
It’s pretty obvious. If employees aren’t afraid to disagree with decision makers, the system benefits from valuable employee expertise. Huge improvements can come from listening to the people closest to the finished product. And by giving input, employees can feel good about making a difference for the organization. All of this affects profits if you’re talking about a business. It affects children if you’re talking about a school.
That’s it for now. I’m off to a slow start, but soon I’ll blog regularly on more specific topics with more specific examples. If you want to know when there’s a new post, click FOLLOW in the bottom right corner and enter your email address. It’s private and completely free. If you want to comment on a post, click Comments after that post. You’ll be asked by the computer management system to provide a name (possibly ANONYMOUS) and address. The management company collects the info “only to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with the system”. The information is not leased or sold to outside agencies. The email address you give can be real and will not be displayed, but if you want to be anonymous never enter your real name. They might ask for a website, which is weird and not required. Please try it!
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