One of the questions we ask when interviewing teachers is…what do you need and expect from your administrator? I know you’re not interviewing me BUT I’ll ask you the same question. What do you need and expect from your administrator? More importantly…are you getting it?
What do you do when feel like you’re not supported? What do you do when you feel like you’re not good enough? What do you do when you feel overwhelmed by the profession?
Well, first you have to consider the word “feel”. Feelings are often skewed by facts. Your feelings come from a place of anxiety. Even as an administrator I have anxiety at times. Yes, I said it…I AM NOT EXEMPT.
It’s not an easy thing to tackle BUT you can do it. In order to do this, you must first define what that is. Anxiety is simply fear based on past experiences or the unknown (future). Some of you are there right now but you don’t have to stay there. Keep reading and I’ll tell you how you can move forward.
#2 Remember your why
#3 Separate feelings from facts (write them down)
#4 Speak up. Share your concerns with your administrator. (If you don’t know how you should approach this…let me know)
#5 Tell them what you need and FOLLOW UP IF YOU’RE NOT GETTING IT! (Most of them will honor your request especially if it’s going to ultimately help kids)
#6 Change your mindset (You’re enough. In fact you’re more than enough.)
#7 Get an accountability partner (Someone that will tell you the truth in love…NOT what you want to hear.)
We all know teaching isn’t easy but I hope this helps you navigate this complicated yet rewarding profession better. If you have questions or other concerns post them below. You can also message me if that’s better for you.
Leave me your questions and comments. Here to serve!!