How To: Navigate School Politics
Yes, you will find love, appreciation, and respect in your teaching profession. Most students will give you all three, which will sustain you and bolster your resiliency. To find and nurture love, appreciation and respect with your principal, colleagues and parents is often a trickier proposition. There are some cautionary maneuvers that are necessary during the first couple of years of teaching that will serve you well. Faculty meetings, conversations with the principal, relationship building with colleagues and parents are deemed the cautionary zones. Always tap into your incredible intuition as you go about your business of the day. More than likely if you follow your intuition all will be good. But when your intuition does not kick in or there is a full moon the following helpful tips will serve as a life vest in those choppy waters of politics.
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