Lifelong Learner & Reflective Practitioner

Lifelong Learner & Reflective Practitioner

Let's Transform Our Schools Into TRUE Professional Learning Communities

Let's Transform Our Schools Into TRUE Professional Learning Communities
In Your School- Do all stakeholders subscribe to the belief that EVERYONE has something to learn and EVERYONE has something to teach? This blog can help you gain insight on how to facilitate this transformative mindset with your faculty!

Mar 17, 2012

Do You Refer to the Educators at Your School as "Your Teachers?"

In an article from the March/April issue of Principal magazine the author brings to the surface a thought-provoking topic..... He says that when principals refer to their school’s faculty as “my teachers” it sends a negative message to teachers that they are not respected as professionals. The author, Eric Glover, says that principals should move away from using this phrase because it is inappropriate in most cases. “My teachers" is shorter and quicker to say than "the teachers with whom I work" or "the teachers in our school” Glover contends. “The problem is that rather than serving as a title of respect, ‘my teachers’ may be interpreted by teachers as a symbol of the power that a principal holds over them.”

Do you believe that using the term “my teachers” is condescending to your faculty? Are teachers being too sensitive, or is this a valid argument?