Teaching is about relationships. While students, parents and administrators all expect you to partner with them, your connections with colleagues will play the largest role in your ability to enjoy your work and grow as a professional.
That’s why it’s so essential to be a good colleague. Not only will it benefit your work, but it also will set a strong example to your students. In today’s confrontational TV and Internet culture, children need to see the adults in their world expressing collegiality, caring and concern.