Tuesday, October 21, 2014

How to Make Bad Decisions About Students' Placements

Concern yourself foremost with money.  

Calculate.

Put student needs last on the list.

Decide before you have all of the information.

Once you see all the data, make excuses for it.

Once you see more data, contend that it is not accurate/adequate/current/applicable.

Don't communicate with the relevant parties ahead of time.

Nitpick the team decision-making process to deflect real concerns.

Circumvent the process in order to assure the outcome you want.

Blame the process for the outcome.

Choose a scapegoat.  Better yet, have someone volunteer to take the blame.

Condescend.

Forget that this is a child, not a commodity or object.

Put the team through a protracted meeting in order to appear that you are actually giving them input.


Put
student
needs
last.


Put
student
needs
last.








3 comments:

  1. So much truth. A really effective way to convey these techniques in putting students last. Makes me angry and sad.

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  2. Tania, thank you for looking and reading. It IS sad. Check out Terry's Zeega version : http://zeega.com/168937

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