A Teammate Who Will Not Team?

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about a coworker-teacher who¬† is dependent: What I’m trying to understand here is the mentality. I think I am looking for an explanation that is more palatable than thinking someone is self-centered, obtuse, and lazy. Is there?

I read through a ton of your archives, but didn’t find this one. I am puzzled by a colleague teacher of mine. We have both been teaching several years. It is a career that will never stop being a challenge, and I’ve resolved myself to feeling at the edge of exhaustion for the next 20 some years. (Don’t worry; the students themselves make it all worth it.) Of course, teamwork is essential to surviving the insanity of public education and its quirks, and I am all for working together to lighten the load.

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