Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Problem and the Solution

Today, I was on a campus training teachers. A teacher comes to my third period session beet red and spitting venom. It seems that she sent a student to the office for immediate execution and the assistant principal just administered a slap on the wrist. Yet another case of administration not supporting teachers.

After she calmed down a little, I took the “teachable moment” opportunity and explained a basic fact of school life. “If you divorce yourself from the problem, you divorce yourself from the solution.”

What this means is if you hand over your student discipline to someone else, you don’t get to dictate the outcome, because it is no longer your problem.  And if you don’t like it, it’s not personal.  It’s professional. 

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