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Mentor Teaching Moves: Rotated Neglect … Some Moves Bear Repeating #T4TMoments

A wise professor, Sylvia Feinberg, taught us a mentor teaching move that keeps us balanced and happy.  She called it, “rotated neglect.”  This instructional move is used to help us remember that we cannot do everything in our lives perfectly every day.  We have to choose something that we are going to neglect so that we can have more time to focus on other things.   We cannot, however, always neglect the same thing. We need to “rotate the neglect” so that we focus on everything eventually.  It pushes us to decide and gives us permission to not try to do it all every day.  The final rule of “rotated neglect” is that you cannot always choose your personal life to neglect.  She taught us the importance of coming to work fulfilled and happy.  She taught us that a “career is a very long time” and we need to learn how to balance the joy of our work with the joy of our families.

Jack and Ryan (Clare’s) and Abby and Connor (Tammy’s)

We wish everyone joy, laughter, quiet moments, relaxation and lots of time to read and write!!  We will be spending time with our families over the next weeks and taking a break from our blog.  We look forward to connecting again in 2018!

  • Paula Ruedebusch
    Posted at 16:11h, 21 December Reply

    Looks like fun! Enjoy! Thank you for your insight throughout the year.


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