As I sit out here and see the importance of my being out "amongst the people," I start to ponder how some administrators don't see the importance of that day in and day out in our role within the school. Although maybe they know the importance, they just can't find a way or the time to make it happen. I know I can find myself feeling trapped in my office and I absolutely feel like I could and should be in classrooms more. But, I do feel slightly consoled when staff tell me they see more than they have seen other administrators in the past. I'm not trying to make a comparison to anyone, I still weigh my effectiveness by the growth of our students and my staff's feelings on our building climate.
If you are an administrator, find a way to take those management tasks with you and get out amongst the people. This little cart was well worth the money I spent on it.