Supervisory Muscles, but a true weak link

The following is an excerpt from Arbitrator Lisa Brogan on an observation by Assistant Principal Dan Albetta on a lesson by the Respondent.

” It is my belief that AP Albetta was flexing his supervisory muscles when he walked into Respondent’s classroom on October 1 ,2010 and that his observation report was an attempt to let the Respondent know that he was going to be a demanding supervisor. It hammered away with withering criticism, yet offered little explanation or concrete advice about how to improve, and I find the report to be of little help in addressing the deep seeded problems which Albetta  claims to observed.  The report was crafted as a missive on how not to teach a class. Perhaps Albetta thought that the whole Concept of “What’s on your mind Fridays” did not work as a lesson. If so, he could have said so rather then make it appear that Respondent was clueless about how to teach. If his problems were as pervasive as this report makes it seem, then Respondent engineered the comeback of a lifetime when he performed satisfactorily for both Jimenez and Albetta together just one month later on November 1 2010. While I believe there were issues the lessons and note that even Respondent thought so as he sought to improve it. I find the observation report itself to be disingenuous in tone and not reliable in substance.”


3 thoughts on “Supervisory Muscles, but a true weak link

  1. The Frogs Desiring a King

    The Frogs were living as happy as could be in a marshy swamp
    that just suited them; they went splashing about caring for nobody
    and nobody troubling with them. But some of them thought that
    this was not right, that they should have a king and a proper
    constitution, so they determined to send up a petition to Jove to
    give them what they wanted. “Mighty Jove,” they cried, “send unto
    us a king that will rule over us and keep us in order.” Jove
    laughed at their croaking, and threw down into the swamp a huge
    Log, which came down splashing to the swamp. The Frogs
    were frightened out of their lives by the commotion made in their
    midst, and all rushed to the bank to look at the horrible monster;
    but after a time, seeing that it did not move, one or two of the
    boldest of them ventured out towards the Log, and even dared to
    touch it; still it did not move. Then the greatest hero of the
    Frogs jumped upon the Log and commenced dancing up and down upon
    it, thereupon all the Frogs came and did the same; and for some
    time the Frogs went about their business every day without taking
    the slightest notice of their new King Log lying in their midst.
    But this did not suit them, so they sent another petition to Jove,
    and said to him, “We want a real king; one that will really rule
    over us.” Now this made Jove angry, so he sent among them a big
    Stork that soon set to work gobbling them all up. Then the Frogs
    repented when too late.

    Better no rule than cruel rule.

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