Status can prevent us from getting to the heart of the issue with a student or another adult, and sometimes it's based in having a low level of self-efficacy. If we want to have the best conversations with others, and focus on learning, we need to lower our status and help raise theirs.
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In less than a week we will all be leaning in watching the Olympics. Thousands of athletes who have worked for years with their coach to improve in their sport. Why don't more teachers take advantage of the coaches they have in their buildings?