Challenging Boss

Quick Tip: Challenging Boss

Some administrators can be intimidating in efforts to reform their school and show profound progress with student learning.  If we think we are under pressure, just think about the pressure they are under.  Their name and their professional career are tied to academic and behavioral performance of every student in the school, yet they aren’t able to be with the students day in and day out.  They can only ensure the success of their students by ensuring you are doing what you can to make the difference.  If your administrator is being challenging, take a moment to be reflective in identifying the reason.  Don’t waste your time fighting them.  Show that you care and show your eagerness in improving your teaching craft.  However we can only change so much at one time.  So if you are feeling overwhelmed by the expectations ask them for the three priority areas for you to focus on before your next observation.  Work on them.  Be personally reflective.  Be proactive by looking up model lessons on our learning modules, on youtube, the teachingchannel.org or edutopia.org.  Spend extra effort preparing for the next lesson and show that you are in control and confident.

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