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I am coming across as too quiet/introverted!

Discussion in 'Professional development' started by theedudicator, May 14, 2011.

  1. Hey, I just wanted to add that I think what they've said to you is far too personal. Where on any of the performance standards or lesson grading criteria does it say that you need to be extroverted, or have any other personality trait for that matter?

    When I was a teacher I was told that my posture and my accent were both problems.

    The Edudicator
  2. leadlearner

    leadlearner New commenter

    I feel for you, I think general vague comments like this are unhelpful and unkind.
    However I think if it were me, I would say to the person who said this the following:' I am disappointed regarding the job because I had hoped to get it. I appreciate your feedback, but please could you give me a couple of specfic examples about how I could improve in these areas. Ask them when they are on their own. You may find that they give you some useful pointers, such as about getting involved in things, or perhaps some tips about aspects of teaching that could be improved, then you will have learnt something and you will be aware of what they perceive rightly or wrongly to be your areas of weaknesses. Although it might be awkward doing this might be better than just wondering.
    Good Luck, chin up,[​IMG]
  3. I think you've uncovered what's really going on here. I really think management work a lot of the time on 'hunches', so it seems they have one about you, and have let it slip out. I'm worried that they will start to build up evidence that will back their hunch up now, in a sense that they know what they want to see now, so they will see it.

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