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School admin pose as “Mustangs for the Day”

Candy Flores and Francisco Vargas

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Before Christmas break school administration (principals, deans, etc.) had an idea to dress as students for a day and are going into classes to see what it is like to be a “Mustang for a day.”  What do you think?

According to fellow teachers, teachers want to see how other departments run their classes and see how the school changed since way back in the day because school rules always change. There are a couple of teachers, we know who is going to do it, those teachers are Mrs. Smith, Mr. White, Mr. Depke, and Mr. Swak. In a random survey of 10 Morton East staff/ teachers, 7 staff members reported that staff members would be going in their classrooms to pose as students.

“I don’t think they’re getting the full experience because students aren’t going to act how they usually do and teachers aren’t either,” Culinary arts Ms. Rinehart said.

Mr. Depke thinks differently.

“It would be interesting to see the student’s perspective since I haven’t been in high school since the 90s. Also, it’s nice to see how other departments run their classes,” Mr. Depke said.

Another fellow teacher thinks the same as Mr. Depke said.

“I like it, I think is easy to forget to be a student especially what it’s like to sit all day. Teachers can get an interesting perspective,” Mr. Swak said.

Once Mr. Frankfother experienced a teacher going in his classroom, it wasn’t too bad in the end.

“I think it’s nice for people in charge to experience what it might be like for a student, but for the teacher who gets one or these adults, it adds to their stress level.  But I must say, having a teacher in my classroom acting like a Mustang for a day, I thought it was going to be a stressful, but it was fun, ” journalism teacher Mr. Kent Frankfother said.

Ms. Anderson disagrees with Mr. Frankother and thinks it’s not a good idea.

“I’m always teaching and always rushing to finish for my students to do good on their test and quizzes, and I don’t want more unnecessary people to come into my classroom; it adds to my stress level,” college algebra and trig teacher  Ms. Anderson said.

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2 Responses to “School admin pose as “Mustangs for the Day””

  1. pedro zuniga on January 10th, 2019 10:46 am

    I never heard of teachers coming to school as students, but i think it would be really awkward seeing a teacher pretending to learn around you. I also believe it would just be a distraction in the class.

  2. Adan Ortiz 2 on February 22nd, 2019 10:31 am

    I was wondering why the teacher were wearing student uniforms.

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School admin pose as “Mustangs for the Day”