How have you trained yourself to watch what you say 100% of the time when you are at work? I come from a very politically conservative background and am having trouble adjusting.

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I’m 100% liberal now teaching in the Deep South. I keep my mouth shut


Just being conscious about everything that comes out of my mouth. It takes practice.

If you mean during instructional minutes, then just remember to stick to the curriculum, standards, and student outcomes. If you mean around colleagues, then that’s another matter altogether.
If it’s the later, become a good listener & find your peeps & you won’t feel the need to monitor as much.


Yes. I have trained myself to be conscientious 100% of the time and sometimes you do slip up. We are a licensed professional. We need to watch what we say and we also need to think how the students and parents may perceive what is said at the same time.

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