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If you are a principal and have to continuously ask your employees to stop taking days off work, days that they legally earned, maybe you need to look at the root cause. The problem is not that you have a bunch of employees that are lazy, the problem is people do not like teaching at your school. Similarly if you are dealing with multiple teachers quitting in the middle of the year, maybe you should spend some time reflecting on the environment at your school. Teachers do this job because they enjoy the work and it is meaningful. Take that away and you are not going to have many employees left. The environment is a huge part of teaching. We don’t reward teachers with the pay, but if we are going to ask teachers to work hard, we need to recognize and appreciate all they do. Shield them from some paperwork, have clear expectations, and plan a few social thank you events. It doesn’t take much, but it’s important, because teachers are missing for a reason.
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