A colleague brings donuts for everybody one morning. Where are you?
You are in the break room passing out napkins.
You grab a donut and slip back to your room.
You are in the break room retelling a funny story you heard the day before.
You are present in the break room but find the people annoying.
Your administrator asks you for feedback on a proposed school project. What do you say?
You give him ideas that will help him push this activity forward.
You give a short answer indicating you aren't really interested his question.
You tell him what you think he wants to hear.
You tell him all the negatives regarding his plan.
You work with colleagues on a multi-grade, cross-curricular unit. How does it go?
You guide the project and work well with others.
You participate but know you really work better alone.
You follow the group direction.
You find working with the others frustrating and you even yell at a colleague.
You are asked to return from a conference and share what you learned with the other teachers. How does it go?
You present it well, answering all questions, but you are uncomfortable being the expert.
You are pleased to be asked to present in your area of expertise and take command of the professional development.
You do ok. You prefer quoting others anyway, rather than presenting your original ideas.
You do ok but when the coach texts on his phone, you stop your presentation and wait for him to pay attention.
Your administrator asks all teachers to stay late to finish a document due at the district office the next morning. What do you do?
You clear your schedule and stay. You are always the last to leave at the end of the school day.
You stay an extra hour but leave before the rest, figuring you have done your duty.
You stay because you always do whatever your boss says.
You storm into your administrators office and ask why you have to stay late. Your part is done.
So, now what kind of animal are you at school?
Mostly 1's: Dog
You can be trusted and you are loyal. You work well with others and enjoy your colleagues.
Mostly 2's: Cat
You prefer to spend your time alone. You are confident of your abilities and know you do a good job, but you aren't easy to work with.
Mostly 3's: Parrot
You are more comfortable repeating back answers to others rather than forming your own opinions.
Mostly 4's: Skunk
Your colleagues tip toe around you not wanting to incur your wrath.
Now, what kind of animal are you at school and why?It's ok if you are an animal other than a dog, cat, parrot, or skunk, but tell us why you select a particular animal. What characteristics do you share? We can learn from our animal friends.