|The Peanuts gang by Charles M. Schulz. Top row: Woodstock, Snoopy, and|
Charlie Brown Bottom row: Franklin, Lucy van Pelt,
Linus van Pelt, Peppermint Patty and Sally Brown
|"Thoughts and Golden Rules on Education"|
was found at a St. Louis Book Fair by my sister-in-law.
We couldn't bear the thought of seeing it tossed out!
It was apparently made for a very special principle, "Miss Hays."
|Rule Number 1 - Don't Lose Your Cool.|
|Rule Number 2 - Answer every question no matter how strange,|
inappropriate, or ridiculously stupid.
|Rule Number 3 - Don't smile until after Christmas break.|
|Rule Number 4 - Encourage harmless fantasy|
and creative goals.
|Rule Number 5 - Recognize student accomplishments!|
|Rule Number 6 - Volunteer and expect the worst.|
Then repeat the scenario frequently.
|Rule Number 7 - Tell the student what to do by suggesting it|
and then look surprised when he or she doesn't conform.
|Rule Number 8 - Be prepared to reinvent yourself now and again.|
|Rule Number 9 - It's alright to get a bit excited|
about the end of the school year.
|Rule Number 9 - again|
|Rule Number 10 - Treat everybody the same,|
even though their not,
the same that is.
|Rule Number 11 - Establish your authority early in the game,|
I mean school year.
|Rule Number 12 - Education is always number one priority,|
although education about life sometimes gets in the way.
|Rule Number 13 - Educators know more about|
meetings than CEOs do.
|Rule Number 14 - Sometimes it is better to just "sleep it off."|
|Rule Number 15 - The joys of life should always be|
remembered with great nostalgic affection.
|Rule Number 16 - This rule is often forgotten.|
What was that rule again?
|Rule Number 16 - Oh, yeah,|
never forget to butter both sides of your toast,
oh, I mean bread.
|Rule Number 17 - Teachers and administrators should be best friends.|
|Rule Number 18 - Saturday is the principle's day off!|
|Rule Number 19 - Secretaries rule, the rest of us drool.|
|Rule Number 20 - Principals should answer all questions.|
|Rule Number 21 - Teachers get fired if they don't know everything.|
|Rule Number 22 - Integrity, tenacity, accuracy always.|
|Rule Number 23 - A happy administrator, |
makes for happy holidays.
|Rule Number 24 - Learners inherit the Earth,|
even when you least expect it.
|Rule Number 25 - Always at all times|
and in all places
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