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Teachers Against Other Teachers; Dealing with Over Achievers and Competition in the Workplace

Competition in the workplace is never a good thing. There are always those few teachers who seem to go above and beyond to put themselves ahead of the rest or make you feel inadequate. You are not alone. Here are some resources to help you handle it all.
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Teachers Against Other Teachers; Dealing with Over Achievers and Competition in the Workplace
  • Dina Capobianco says:
    Finally, insight into the mind of an overachiever. Why do they push themselves to the max? Are they trying to make you look bad? Perhaps, it has nothing to do with you at all. Perhaps they are only in competition with themselves to do better, calm their anxieties, and make up for their own inadequacies. Should we try to help them, or be inspired by all of their efforts?
  • edutopia.org
    edutopia.org

    When Teachers Compete, No One Wins

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    Dina Capobianco says:
    When teachers do not work together, it causes a broken system, with little collaboration, and zero partnerships. This harms the students and the school system. Here, you will find ways to work around these issues and how to prevent them in the first place.
  • Dina Capobianco says:
    Teachers are supposed to empower and motivate one another in order to help improve the school as a whole. But sometimes, teacher identity and the struggle for recognition within the system gets in the way, pinning teachers against one another and creating a hostile environment.
  • educationworld.com
    educationworld.com

    Dealing With Difficult Colleagues

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    Dina Capobianco says:
    If you feel as though one or multiple teachers in your school are constantly trying to belittle your achievements or make themselves stand out above the rest, you are not alone. This article serves to provide ways to deal with those "overachievers" in the school system, and reminds you that sometimes you need to take a step back to realize that their accomplishments have nothing to do with your own efforts and achievements. So take a deep breath and move on.
  • edutopia.org
    edutopia.org

    In Their Own Words: Teachers Bullied by Colleagues

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    Dina Capobianco says:
    One in three teachers say they have been bullied at work! This article serves to help you determine whether you are being bullied by other teachers in the workplace and examples of others who are experiencing the same. There is a fine line between being a go-getter at work, and putting others down to achieve what you want.