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Identifying the bullying gave me direction and helped me put my self-doubt to rest.
Glaring across the room at me, she said, “We all need to be teaching the same thing at the same time.
And people who don’t like it need to get out.” This outburst wasn’t the first attack on my teaching.
TES Connect, an education website based in the UK, reports that one out of three teachers says he or she has experienced bullying at work.
When we talk about eradicating bullying for our students, we also need to talk about confronting it amongst the faculty.
Editor's Note: The author of this blog wishes to remain anonymous.
I sat in the department meeting paralyzed by shock as the department head railed about an administrative “crackdown” on nonconformist teachers.
After an attack, I would feel depressed, physically sick with anxiety for days.
These emotions were taking over my life—until I recognized what was happening.
This teacher had gone out of her way to make me feel incompetent or fearful of losing my job several times.