Does anyone else work in a district that micromanages everything from the downtown office? Mine does, and while I use fall out the the sightlines because of the courses I teach, it is so frustrating to have someone who hasn't been in a classroom in 15 years, and who has never taught my subject, telling me how to work in my classroom. And it's silly stuff too, like, We must have word walls - okay, I see. But, they must be teacher-generated. They cannot be store bought or student generated. We must contact our advisory students in the first month of school - okay, I see. But it must be by phone call. A series of ongoing emails with indepth discussion is not enough. It must be a phone call. We must write lesson plans - okay, i see. But it must be daily, it must fit into the assigned format, you must have a minimum of four different activities listed, and you must have detailed questions about anything being discussed (i.e., it cannot say, socratic seminar on Catcher in the Rye, must have a detailed (1-2 pages) list of questions that will be asked in the course of the discussion) I don't mind following rules, I don't mind completing procedures, I do mind being told that their way is better, just because it's their way.