The Situation: It surprises me sometimes how some people can tolerate more than others! The young teacher referred to in this article, was brutally criticized and humiliated by her principal in front of her colleagues. We are talking yelling, insulting and diminishing. And if that wasn’t enough, the principal moved her to a different room and grade level almost every year. Can you believe this? It sounds like the Middle Ages instead of the 21st Century. We all know that when we get moved more than once every for so many years we are in trouble. “Someone wants to get rid of us, right?” Well, our teacher didn’t give up.
She did get sick after being constantly harassed. Suffered from headaches and depression and who wouldn’t? I’m saying knots in her stomach every morning. Dreading to go to work, a horrific situation. A similar situation is happening to my though not as bad. She has a TYRANT for a principal and feel helpless because the district does nothing about it! Can anyone relate to this?
The Solution: The teachers united and formed a support group! Why? Because there is very little we can do about those situations! They’re totally out of our control. You either stay or quit! The support groups instead opted to handle their situation by substituting the negative for the positive. An example the article gives us is that “problems can be seen as challenges instead of setbacks,” and also that “somewhere in this experience, there is an opportunity for growth.” I don’t know if I could have been as brave as she was and tolerate this kind of rudeness, but I have to say that I truly admire the spirit of this young teacher. The story has a happy ending! Enjoy!