And that’s the truth. . .

Sent to me by the union:


November 18

You are valued and important to society and your students and we owe you for choosing this profession. While you may not feel valued every day, it is important to say “thank you” to each other this week.
-Thank you for picking up my students while I…
-Thank you for tutoring after school..
-Thank you for typing that summary…The list goes on.  Thank you for all you do from CTA.  We believe in you and continue to stand up for your rights.  We know this evaluation system has demoralized our profession. Stand strong with your chin up. Don’t allow another adult to treat you inappropriately.Remind anyone who treats you in an unprofessional manner that you would not be allowed to treat students in that manner and you do not want to be treated in that manner. We have a Code of Civility that applies to ALL employees.  This includes raising  a voice, threats, pointing fingers in your face or saying something regarding your evaluation or teaching in front of other colleagues.  Report it.  Send an e-mail about what happened in the hallway or meeting to this person, stating you expect to be treated as a Professional and that their behavior was not appropriate.  Article 7, p. 32 section M.Keep this in a file.You are a Professional and deserve to be treated as a Professional every day!”You don’t improve education by demoralizing those who do the work.”
Diane Ravitch. “
Celebrate American Education Week

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