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Building Positive Relationships with Fellow Educators

Simple steps to creating a more positive work environment.
Published: June 19, 2020

Developing positive relationships with colleagues can be rewarding, but in today’s highly demanding education atmosphere, teachers may find themselves saving their energy for their classrooms—the one place we feel we can truly be effective. However, even if just a handful of teachers on any given campus determine there is merit in transforming their workplace relationships, a staff can experience huge gains in trust, respect, and collaboration—to the benefit of all. If you and a team of your colleagues want to upgrade the quality of your professional relationships this year, consider a few of the following action steps:

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