Wednesday, September 03, 2003
Getting along is hard to do. With so much on our shoulders - moving into our classrooms, organizing hundreds of books, learning about the new curriculum, interviewing eleventh-hour applicants, programming and re-programming - my colleagues and I get grouchy. Someone doesn't say hello before making a request for help moving furniture. Someone else leaves a regional workshop early to come help out, only to be sent back to the workshop. We all get territorial about rooms, furniture, and supplies. Being honest about what's bothering us only gets us so far... once everything is out on the table, then what do you do with it?