...if that is a word. Just venting some frustration caused by my administrator. I know that it is their job to correct you and such, but when does it become too much? Too much that it sends mixed messages? To provide a little background, my administrator preaches how the teachers must put students first. It continues with cries of making accommodations for different learners and celebrate every student. Messages of positive attitude constantly. However, once the speech is done the actions are much different. One example had this administrator walking in to my classroom to deliver, what I thought, was good news about a contest a student participated in. The administrator did just that, but in the manner only this person can. This person congratulated the student personally, but only after having a "sidebar" conversation with me while I was working with a different student. It was about the student I was working with (obviously within earshot) concerning how the student didn't know the school pledge. To paraphrase what this administrator said, "She needs to memorize the school pledge. I've been very disappointed as to how these students have not read fluently during the Morning Meetings." I understand that students should show pride with their school, but how do you build that up when you talk down to your staff and a student? I have other examples, but it is becoming harder to stay loyal to someone who is so nitpicky.