Kristen Gilger, Associate Dean at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, talked to us about talking to our bosses, our principals. She had a lot of
useful tips for talking to our principals.
Some of the fellows had the nerve to get up in front of the class to act out some scenarios for us about talking to our principals about publishing controversial articles and other things.
We all were able to think about how our principals are and what their priorities are and think of ways to talk to them. and act out with our partners how we would talk with them and how they might respond.
Ms. Gilger gave us a very useful handout of phrases to use when we talk to our principals. I learned about using "I" instead of "you" to take responsibility of what we were talking about.
I think this session helped me out a lot with understanding my principals and how to talk to them. I've always been sensitive and don't always take confrontation well so I hope
I can take what I learned back with me and be able to do a
great job communicating for my students.
Spring High School