Some conversations.

*Any resemblance to a specific individual is unintentional. Any resemblance of traits of a group of people is intentional.

Manager: This is the most important thing to improve teaching and learning throughout this year!

Teacher: Can I have some time put aside to do it?

Manager: No. But this is the most important thing.

Some time passes

Manager: This is the priority for improvement going forward!

Teacher: Can I have some time put aside to do this?

Manager: No, but this is the most important thing.

Some more time passes

Manager: This is the best way to improve your teaching!

Teacher: Can I have some time put aside to do that, or remove some of the other things?

Manager: No, but this is the most important thing

The results arrive

Manager: Why didn’t you do the important thing I told you to do? If you had, your results would be better

Teacher: Which important thing?

Manager: The most important thing.

Teacher: OK, well can I have some time put aside to do this next year?

Manager: No, you need to prioritise your time so you get the most important thing done.

 

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