I heard a story about an administrator saying that he now had the ability to deal with teachers that were sharing “inappropriate tweets”.
And we wonder why so many teachers are terrified to use social media or try something new.
So many people share the messages, “If you screw up, we will…”, and then wonder why their organization doesn’t embrace change?
Change comes at a risk, and with that risk, comes the opportunity to screw up. It is not “if”, it is “when”. New paths lead to mistakes; it is part of the process.
How do you deal with it? Better yet, how do you encourage it?
I still believe that many administrators continuously blame teachers and say they don’t embrace change, but I continue to see that many “leaders” are just simply terrible at selling change in the first place.
Easy to blame, hard to do the work.
It’s not me, it’s you.
Oh and by the way, if you are an administrator and this is your mantra and behaviour with teachers, what do you think the trickle-down effect will be with students?
Nothing amazing will ever happen when you continuously build a culture of fear.