Accept the fact that even though they get better at what they do, and become the best that they can, there still might be somebody better. Somebody else who has earned the role, the honor, the position. Don’t call a meeting, don’t call the school, don’t write an anonymous letter. Don’t do anything but remember that that’s how school is – that’s how life is.
That’s a lesson worth teaching and for sure, a lesson worth learning.
Herm Card is a former teacher with more than 32 years of classroom experience and 20 years as a professional development consultant. His column runs bi-weekly in The Eagle. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.