How We Do Business
Permissions and Comment Policy
“Who makes the rules?” This was a question to my first building principal at the Alternative Middle School in my area. My first principal then tried to explain the difference between “policy” and “procedure” to me. He said that the district makes policies, while the individual buildings designate procedures. Both terms seem applicable here, so let’s not get caught up in semantics. This page will outline the general way that “we do business” at Writing Mindset. As a teacher I encourage my students to be kind and fair to each other, as members of the Writing Mindset community, let’s do the same.
The dictionary defines both of these as:
Policy: a course or principle of action adopted or proposed by a government, party, business, or individual.
Procedure: an established or official way of doing something.
Link back to my site in any form of media. Let me know so I can return the favor!
Quote me or my content if you make sure to cite your source (same thing I tell my students)
Print out content for distribution in a non-commercial publication (maybe you are a coach that is facilitating some professional development or a department chair printing out information for the literacy teachers in your department...as long as the following is included: “© Wriitng Mindset, LLC 2017. All rights reserved. Originally published at writingmindset.org”
You may not:
Repost or publish content in its entirety.
Use content from Writing Mindset as your own (i.e. advertising, selling or licensing printed or digital products, etc).
Use any personal photos without permission. I use pixabay.com for amazing free stock photos...head there if you need some amazing graphics.
Translate site content without my knowledge...i would want to check for accuracy.
To request permission to use materials please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The comments policy reminds me most of how a classroom works. By commenting on this blog, you agree to the outlines below:
You may comment anonymously or under a name/username.
No hateful speech. Writing Mindset, LLC does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. Comments that contain hate speech will be deleted immediately.
Spam will be deleted.
You retain ownership of your comments; however, you allow Writing Mindset to use them on the website. Writing Mindset does not have any liability whatsoever regarding comments left on the site.
Writing Mindset, LLC has the right to use or publish your comments in blog posts or in materials published to the website.