“In response to the request for interesting advice that we have received in the past, one piece definitely stands out for me. My current principal often shares with us, ‘Seek first to understand, then to be understood.’
I think this is especially profound in the field of education. It can be applied not only to our interactions with students but also with co-workers. I have seen my principal lead with this type of thinking on our campus, and it has definitely brought forth positive change.
I remember this advice often when I get frustrated or upset with the way people respond or handle situations. When I try to understand their perspectives first, I find myself responding in a much more positive and constructive way. It has been a very important part of my short time as a school leader on my campus!”
Excellent. Now, if the person who sent me this piece of advice will send me a mailing address, I’ll send you, your koozie.
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