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Posted by This worked for me on 10/18/2019, 12:01 pm, in reply to "How to deal with
I used to be in a similar situation. I was so frustrated that I sought help from everywhere and everyone I could. Nothing helped until I met a psychologist that specialized in corporate leadership and employee development. He turned me on to the author David Rock and a book called Quiet Leadership. I was amazed at how well it works. I still work with the same people but those people are really producing great results now! I'm serious, I still read that book over and over today to make sure I'm supporting the people around in ways that will ultimately yield superior results.
What is the best approach to give constructive criticism/feedback to a coworker who is super sensitive? This co worker is not the world's best teacher, knows this, and is extremely conscientious and sensitive about it. This coworker also snaps at me, uses sarcasm, or personally attacks my teaching if I try to mention a way to help fix the show (they are in charge of a struggling section). At our contests, when the score is low, this teacher says the judges were wrong. Yes, seriously.
I have tried the compliment sandwich, I've tried light, breezy conversation about "what if we tried this?!" type stuff, etc. Not working.
How do you fix weak students when this teacher takes offense to "interference?" I know I am not a perfect teacher, but I really want to make this band be all it can be.
For what it's worth, this is between two assistants near in age and teaching experience. I am trying to figure out another option besides "go to your head director." She can't make the other director receive help more easily. She actually told me "you know how he is, just let him be." So...yeah. I truly want to have a good teaching environment, but also get our scores up in this section. Any advice is appreciated.