In education in both schools a d support services areas, it is often said there are two groups – the ‘talkers’ and the ‘workers’. It is sometimes said that talkers find work for the workers to do.
We need people who talk the talk to also be prepared to walk the walk. That does not always happen.
A person I knew well once told me that workers were invaluable and added value to the school. The same person suggested that those who were only prepared to talk and not to work, should be loaded onto a transport carrier, taken for a long, long drive on a back road, removed from the truck and made to walk home.
Workers earn the respect of colleagues and in schools, the respect of students. The same level of respect is held for talkers who do not worn to translate their advice into action outcomes.