Background for the project:
report that our nation's teachers
average $47,620 per year while dock workers average
$90,000; though the figures vary depending upon the
source the difference for teachers remains about 50% less. This difference is a powerful communication, an
acknowledgment that is not producing the results we
say we want. Inappropriate acknowledgment produces
less than desirable results.
The fact that the inequity persists reveals a breakdown
in communication. The premise beingwhen communication takes place everyone feels good upon completion.
Teachers have learned to accept less, not only with their
from their students. Every few years teachers submit themselves to the humiliating trauma of
begging for pay raises and funding, eventually resorting
to threats or strikes because they have not learned how
to produce the desired result otherwise.
of what's missing in the
communication model is an acknowledgment process. Appropriate
and accurate acknowledgment always produces the desired
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