WWYD?

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WWYD?
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Thu, 09-24-2009 - 10:21pm
I am having some trouble with my co-teacher. I feel that she may be deliberately jeopardizing my job and/or trying to make me look bad. I can't go to my boss for many reasons. I've started keeping notes on incidences. Beyond that, is there anything else I should be doing?
Feb 09 Siggy

Feb 09 Siggy

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In reply to: coloradomom2b
Fri, 09-25-2009 - 8:45am
Wow! I am learning that teacher's can be so decietful! I would just make sure to continue the log or journal. I am sorry this is happening to you. I had a teacher that was telling lies about me last year. I ended up being transferred to a new school, which I am so thankful for!

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In reply to: coloradomom2b
Fri, 09-25-2009 - 12:09pm

The notes and evidence are important. Document and save everything.

Sherry

 

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In reply to: coloradomom2b
Fri, 09-25-2009 - 1:29pm

I think the notes and journaling you are doing are important. My only other thought would be if you have a school, union or education association handbook that may offer some general or district specific

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In reply to: coloradomom2b
Fri, 09-25-2009 - 4:05pm

I've seen some of what you describe over my years in education. To me it seems to come from several sources. One is the competition of testing, grading, performance rankings etc. There is a lot of pressure to look more successful. That can lead to some insecurity and cattiness.

Sherry

 

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Fri, 09-25-2009 - 7:52pm

Sherry - you hit the nail on the head. I think she is insecure. Last year, we got along just fine. Of course, I had parents who were constantly complaining about me (with lies) and the parents loved her. We also taught different subjects. This year everything started out just fine, but as I succeed in 'her subjects', she has gotten more hostile. I also have been getting feedback from the kids like, "Oh don't you wish you were in this class - it is the best!" I think she feels threatened by me. It's not atypical for her. She's went through 5 partners in the 6 years she's been at our school. I'm a pretty easy going, cooperative, team-player kind of teacher. It makes me mad when someone is deliberately inconsiderate or refuses to help or work together and tries to cover it up with excuses.


The other thing I've decided to do, knowing that she is insecure, is to only tell her positive things that are happening in my class and with my students. It pays off in two ways: 1- she has no ammunition against me and 2 - it will drive her absolutely batty with insecurity.


Thanks for the advice everyone! It's good to know that I'm doing the right thing. I'm currently dusting off my resume anyway, but it's disheartening to know I may run across this again in my career. Sigh.


Feb 09 Siggy

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In reply to: coloradomom2b
Sat, 09-26-2009 - 12:17pm

Good luck with this one. It's a depressing situation to be in every day.

Sherry