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Introduction I 13 9 I organize my workspace and share my resources with other adults. I respect the workspace of other adults by asking before I borrow something and returning it when I am finished. Always   Usually   Sometimes   Never 10 I talk with other adults in real conversations about what there are doing and thinking and do not judge but try to understand. Always   Usually   Sometimes   Never Using Your Self-Assessment Did You Skip the Directions? It’s worth noting why you may have completed the assessment without read- ing the directions. You’re a doer. You want to get things done. You see things that need doing, and you want to complete them. Sound like you? Did you skip the directions? That’s okay, and probably that’s what I would have done— but keep in mind that when team members don’t take the time to follow directions or read correspondence, they often miss things. Whether you’re an experienced teacher or new to the field, take the time to read and listen to directions. Even if you think you know how to do something or have done it a hundred times, there’s always something new to learn. Were You Confused by the Directions? If you read the directions, were they confusing? You bet! I asked you to use numbers to rate yourself, and the form has words that imply you circle or mark them in some way. You may have disregarded my directions and circled answers anyway. Or you may have tried to follow the directions but were uncomfortable because they didn’t make sense. Or you may have done both: rated yourself using the numbers and circled the frequency words. What did you do? becoming a team player There are a few teachable moments about teamwork in the preceding self- assessment. First, how many of you started or completed the self-assessment without reading the directions? The form looked pretty simple, right? Ten statements with four adverbs describing the frequency of each step. Who needs directions? Right?