TT019 Four ways to survive staff politics at school (Political Science)

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Staff politics can be tricky to navigate – Michelle and Colin go over four suggestions for getting along with your co-workers and remaining professional (even when it isn’t easy to do so).

Show Notes:

  • Segment: Tactic Time [1:16]
  • Tip #1: Seek permission [2:17]
  • The importance of understanding the culture of your school [4:34]
  • Tip #2: How to deal with interpersonal conflict with another staff member [5:16]
  • Why you should check with your union before escalating complaints about other staff [6:59]
  • Tip #3: Avoid gossip [8:59]
  • Tip #4: Tune it out [10:14]
  • With whom and where to do you spend your time at school? [10:47]
  • Segment: Your Homework [12:21]
  • Reflect on you patterns and routines at school [12:46]
  • Segment: Listener Question [13:24]
  • Review podcast 14 and 15 for ways to start your lessons off well [13:50]
  • How to take attendance quickly [14:53]
  • Segment: Potent Quotables [16:18]
  • Send us your teaching questions! (Write us at [19:35]
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