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Posted on October 13, 2015 12:42 am
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aReByT
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Co-worker trying to tell me how to do my job
This year I was selected as the grade-level chairperson for Kindergarten. Another Kindergarten teacher, new to Kindergarten this year, has been a grade-level chair in first grade. She is constantly behind me "reminding" me to do things and telling me how she used to do things in first grade. How do I tell her that I can handle my responsibilities without coming across as being rude?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 14, 2015 12:32 am

QejyHu
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Ask her about her experience when she was grade level chair and she will more than likely tell you that she did not have someone to guide her and that is why she is "reminding you of things". Then in a polite way tell her that you have your way of discovering and learning things just like she did and you appreciate her wisdom and that you will come to her if you have any questions. She will hopefully understand and back down some. She is probably just trying to be helpful and doesn't realize that she is being overbearing.
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Solution 2
Posted October 13, 2015 1:00 am

uzyHeJ
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Well that's never a great situation to be in. Maybe try to tell her you appreciate her help and experience but that you have your own way way of fulfilling the duties and you'd like to give it a try but if you ever need her you'll be sure to ask.
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Solution 3
Posted October 13, 2015 10:35 pm

Morgan Zwissler
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She probably thinks she's helping you. If this is something that is truly irritating you, be direct. Let her know that it makes you feel that she doesn't have confidence in you as the grade-level chairperson. She'll most likely apologize, and you won't have to deal with it anymore. However, there is always the chance it could start some unneeded drama! Good Luck!
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Solution 4
Posted October 16, 2015 3:25 pm

jyteXa
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This is a tough one and it is something I have currently been dealing with. You have to come at her in a polite manner and tell her that you appreciate the support and you will be glad to come to her for any help, but to please allow you to figure things out yourself and respect your position.
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Solution 5
Posted October 18, 2015 5:31 pm

qyQaGy
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Thank her for her input and if that does not appeaser her, you might want to say something along the lines of "I appreciate your input, but I am confident in what I am doing. I appreciate knowing that I can come to you if I need to and if I do I will let you know."
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