Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Not Enough Hands: The Needs Quotient

This is one of those years where there are times when I simply don't have enough hands--there isn't enough of me to go around related to what the children need and desire. As you can imagine this is frustrating.

I know what's needed and I know how to meet those needs, but I simply can't make it happen due to numbers and needs. I have not experienced this intensity in a while and I don't want it to happen again soon. What can we do about this?

I think that schools have to adopt the practice of figuring out needs quotients to make staffing decisions rather than rely purely on numbers--we need to look closely at the needs of young children and consider the investment in adequate staffing early on rather than problems later on.