Teacher-Teacher Conflict

  • Sources of conflict

                 

  • Differing values
  • Opposing interests
  • Personality conflcits
  • Poor communication
  • Personal Problems     

 

 

  • Strategies to resolve conflict
    • Administrators should encourage employees to be respectful and tolerable of differing views.
    • Remind teachesr they are part of a team, and hold team building activities to unite the staff.
    • Use clear, concise, accurate, and timely communication with fellow teachers and administrators.
    • Administrators should define a clear delegation of authority.
    • Work to prevent conflict by intervening in situtation before it develops into a conflict.
    • Pick your battles.
    • Use conflict as a learning opportunity for team building and leadership development.

                                                                                                                                                     

 

  • Resources
    •  There are many useful videos that can be found on the internet as a resource when dealing with conflicts with co-workers. here are few examples:
    • Start a commitee in your school that deals with conflict resolution. Request that adminstrators hold seminars and workshops to create a community of teachers in the school district. Here are some companies that offer seminars and worshops:
    • There are many useful books available to improve conflict resolution with teachers and administrators
      • Conflict Resolution in School; A Manual for Educators by: Kathryn Girad and Susan Koch
      • Winning By Jack Welch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Myatt, Mike. "Five Keys of Dealing With Workplace Conflict.Forbes. N.p., 22 Feb. 2012. Web.

Grace, Natalie. "What Causes Conflict Between Employees in an Organization?" Chron. Demand Media, n.d. Web.