Learn to love resetting passwords - it will take up 80% of your working days from now until you leave.
Remember - how ever carefully you plan, you've missed something (usually something someone forgot to tell you, or changed at the last second)
The first time something goes seriously wrong - blame the last guy
The second time something goes seriously wrong - blame 'the network'/'lack of budget'
The third time something goes seriously wrong - start job hunting
Never by surprised by how meny students have suddenly forgotten their passwords or lost their work 10 minutes before the bell
Laptops are evil, but teachers and pupils seem to love them. This will be the cause of meny headaches
The caretaker *IS* the most important person in the school
Hmmmm, maybe we could set these to Sunscreen by Baz Luhrmann?
Have a hobby you enjoy that doesn't involve computers at all.
make sure the monitor connected to your server is also connected to the UPS, its very embarassing running around for a torch trying to connect a lead in the dark (only speaking from experience!!!)
elsiegee40 (9th July 2010)
When ghosting from one disk to another, don't mix up the blank disk for the full disk...
GUI is for users, shell is for admins.
Buy the reception staff choccies/biscuits at the end of term so they'll field the sales calls.
Even if it's built of solid granite, kids will still find a way to break it.
The homepage and google are the internet.
If either isn't available, the internet is down!
When a teacher says that they have heard of / seen a fantastic piece of kit / tool / software don't dismiss it since 'you know best', find out where they saw it, try to speak to the school involved and find out about both the technical and educational aspects of it.
If possible use things like TeachMeets, twitter hashtags and educational social networks to find out about ideas before others in your school do ... that way you can either simply be prepared, or even proactively suggest ideas, with the background so that people can see the benefits of different tools.
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