Why One Pushover Principal Slammed the Door on This Teacher | Marc Maxhimer, The Tilt
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Marc Maxhimer, a former middle school teacher, talks about the time he tried to help his new principal -- only to get the door slammed in his face.

  • Marc's big mistake wasn't confronting problematic behaviors in his boss. Rather, it was not anticipating his principal's misinterpretation of intent as a personal attack or a complaint.

  • In future conversations with the powers that be, Marc would pre-emptively and succinctly frame the conversation to come with a matter-of-fact statement of the issue at hand, followed by possible solutions so that he wasn't just presenting problems.

  • Today, Marc Maxhimer is the Director of Education and Training at the Tilt, an online newsletter and community teaching content creators how to become successful content entrepreneurs. You can connect with Marc on LinkedIn at PC-Podcast.com/MarcM.

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