Inspectors are not monsters, honest

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What’s the point in fearing school inspectors? By doing so, all we achieve is to make monsters out of them. We build a caricature, an opponent. We sabotage our own practice by creating an insurmountable challenge.

Becoming anxious about something that hasn’t happened or might not happen is counter-productive, isn’t it? It’s not easy to control adrenaline, but the mastery of emotional responses is generally a trait that teachers possess.

There seems to be a real lack of respect for inspectors. Are these previous school leaders really so lacking in expertise and good judgement that whenever ...

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