Day 60 (of 188) the job isn’t what you think it is. aka being a pvp #bcedbloggers @bcpvpa

Day 60 (of 188) the job isn’t what you think it is. aka being a pvp #bcedbloggers @bcpvpa

When disaster strikes!

aka what do you do when you don’t know what to do
aka “the job of Principal/Vice Principal isn’t what you think it is”
A snowstorm over night leads to power failures, not enough Teachers on Call (thanks to two big events also planned for the same day) and then the roof in the kindergarten room started leaking. And a few students had one-change-of-teacher too many (aka Wednesday).
Some days there just aren’t enough hours. Some times it’s knowing that the school down the road that is closing for the day due to a much longer power failure and has many ‘more’ things to deal with. And many of those hours aren’t filled with “curriculum enhancements”.
The posting for a PVP usually asks for educational leaders but more times than not its different than that – sometimes it’s not just about the learning….more times it’s all about the kids. Really, all the time it’s about the Learners.
Balancing relationships is job #1 – working with the adults and children in the greater learning community is definitely not a 9-5 job….and while there are some “education leadership” opportunities, the role of PVP is about changing “visions” from ‘a classroom’ to ‘a school’ (or more significantly, a Learning Community) and balancing the needs of the entire school population. Trickier than what many first think when they ‘sign up’ (join the dark side, etc) but also so much more rewarding, for exactly the same reasons.

About technolandy

Principaling on the Pacific in Powell River BC Pushing 'technologization' in education: blending technology and curriculum seamlessly. Advocate for better understanding of Anxiety in Education (and use of self-regulation) Utilizing ePortfolios & Descriptive Feedback to personalize learning!
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