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Dealing with end of school year frustrations

from Connected Principals (commentary)

As many schools in the northern hemisphere come towards the end of a long school year, frustrations and tiredness can mask all of the good things that may have been achieved. Certainly, in international schools and most other schools, the end of the year is a tough time, as both staff and students can move on to new locations. It can be tough listening to those leaving as they talk about not only new opportunities but things that are not "right" in your school and what needs to be improved. Furthermore, many people who are leaving support each other by discussing the school's faults to affirm their decision. Additionally, some of our colleagues moving on no longer commit to their work in the same way, which means that others have to pick up the slack, so to speak. This can be hard to take as a leader, as you keep working hard to finish the year on a high and prepare for the start of the next. more

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