Stephen Petty says it's a resource that teachers can still use anytime - let's make better use of our lanyards
Over the years, thousands of us have been slaves to the rope. More and more schools are being held up in the sixth form to strengthen protection, and of course, all 10th and 11th graders need to be handled by phone and ID card - they may be wearing uniforms, but what is the evidence for that? The world of lanyard is coming.
I imagine that the rise of the lanyards has brought immense wealth to a God-fearing community of lanyards weaving in the distant Scottish highlands. I think they are still operating their wobbly looms in small villas and sending their ropes downstream in batches to be transported through Amazon or anyone else. These people have always enjoyed a solid customer base - especially seafarers, pirates and soldiers - but noble yarders must never have known the Golden Age as they do now.
However, although they spent a lot of money, they never had any leadership, vision or training for us to wear and use the rope. As a result, most staff members simply passively let wires and ID cards lanyard on them, and did nothing for years. This is a terrible waste and an unprecedented insult to lanyard. It's time to use a popular phrase - we have withdrawn control. The following are five excellent practice cases I have seen or used. Take away or leave
1. let it know who is the boss.
Let the lanyard work for you, not your lanyard. Turn it into an emancipation asset rather than a symbolic lasso for institutional control. Follow in the footsteps of the liberal Pirates of the past and attach all their daily needs to the rope - keys, a bag of spare pens, a few sticks, an emergency whistle, perhaps a small bottle of rum, for real emergencies.
2. ending behavioral management
I've learned how to make the ropes and badges spin around my neck at a dazzling speed, hula hoops. I now use this as a clear visual indicator to express my disapproval of something or someone and the speed at which the ID card rotates around my neck. This will soon stop the gangsters' actions and prevent any trouble from escalating. I never have to say one thing.
3. Teamroom quoits
Take a lunch break with your friends and see who can throw their lanyards on a selected item first - perhaps a usable mug, plant, a pile of tags, or a willing Department head. And the concept of "identity truck", but...
4. lanyard signal
To avoid unexpected interruptions when we work in team space, say, "Why don't we simply flip the rope and hang our ID cards behind our backs to send a clear and proactive message to each other when we don't want to be disturbed?" All social embarrassment has been solved.
5. lanyard teases
At a recent meeting, I noticed a colleague with his ID card and braid in hand, slowly nibbling at the way Drumbarrymore teased him. This is the most erotic thing in a month's team meeting. The people passionately denied that he had acted in such a way, but the lanyard apparently also played a role.
Come on. The lanyard will not disappear soon. Let's learn more about the school resources we have - perhaps the resources we can be sure they will never take away from us.