I’ve just received a great honour. I’ve been named principal for a day. What I would do for principal for a day is go around the school and stay there for about 10 minutes in each class room. I would give some good advice to some children that are having trouble on their work so they do it right and understand what they’re doing. Then I would go to the next room.
I thought that kids were having fun at recess and when the bell rings, they start saying that they wished recess was longer. So I would make the nutrition break longer. Then the children will have fresh minds for the new topic.
Then in the meetings I would tell the teachers to teach their classes about the people now instead of the past, because I think it’s more important to learn about now so that they have more ideas about their jobs than they would be learning from the past.
I’d also talk about working in group work more than they would usually do because if they do more group work and share more ideas and talk about it then they’ll learn more about the topic and what to do. Then after you’ve done a fair amount of group work you will do some independent work and see how you do.
My most IMPORTANT RULE would be, do not allow any toys of any kind in any class. I would say that because that’s what distracts students most of all!
That’s what I would do if I was principal.