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Posted on October 12, 2015 5:39 pm
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uhaBeJ
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Test Writing Committee
I have been volun-told for a test creating committee for my county. While this is a compliment as I am seen as an expert in my area, I dislike that we are not paid anything additional and it takes time from our students. Many of the days we get together take place during the school day so my students have a sub. Can you politely decline an assignment? How do you make the "boss" see that you are taking away from kids by pulling us from the classroom?
 
     
     
 
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Posted October 13, 2015 12:06 am

uzyHeJ
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This is a tough one. Yes you can decline, however, it will be hard to do so. If it's not mandatory and there's no additional compensation, just be up front and tell them that while you're honored they selected you, you don't want to be out of the classroom more than necessary, so you'd have to decline. It should be a given that students perform better when their teacher is with them as much as possible, however, research to prove this may be necessary to show the "boss."
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Solution 2
Posted October 14, 2015 6:06 pm

aHeRaJ
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If your principal is a good principal and has been in the classroom, the he or she will understand that your students are the absolute most important thing to you. On the days that you are out, they are not learning anything. I think you declining for this purpose shows how professional and committed you are to your students. A good principal would totally understand that as long as you are active in your school.
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Posted October 13, 2015 6:51 pm

PumuMu
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You just have to explain what is going on, and do what you feel is right
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