Reply To: Other Band Director Putting Me Down
I have nothing to add except that it’s unacceptable to denigrate other teachers unless you’ve seen them in action and find their methods truly lacking. We may have “heard” that a teacher doesn’t know what they’re doing or that so-and-so is a hothead to their kids. But I’ve learned that even though a teacher may not have a clue as to how to teach, I withhold any judgment unless I’ve seen that teacher teach in person. We never know what a teacher may be dealing with in his or her classroom, or how much a minor shortcoming may be exaggerated.