Friday, September 16, 2011
No Office Day
I was working late yesterday when our custodian came in and asked if I would be staying all night. I told him that tomorrow was my "No Office Day" and he thought that meant that I would be on the golf course for the day. While spending the day on the course would be a nice respite from the hectic life of a school principal, I informed him that I would be out in classrooms all day.
I came across on Twitter that several principals and other school administrators would have "No Office Day" during the week of September 12. I jumped at the opportunity to spend time in our classrooms. My goal as an instructional leader is to ensure high quality instruction occurs on a daily basis. In my experience, I have found that it is nearly impossible to do that while sitting in my chair in my office.
So, I look forward to spending my day in the halls, classrooms, and common areas talking and working with students. We have a group of veterans coming to school today to work with history classes and I will be teaching 1 block of PE.
Most importantly, I won't be in my office.