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Explode excuses for interruptions

The concept of self-sufficiency as an excuse to avoid interruptions to help.

Seriously examine your layout, your positioning, and your attitudes. Under what scenarios can your students and teachers ask you to ASSIST or GUIDE them? They often don’t like to be seen as asking for help, even though they may come to you and ask for help. 

Remember the Mahatma Gandhi quote:
A customer is the most important visitor on our premises, he is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption in our work. He is the purpose of it. He is not an outsider in our business. He is part of it. We are not doing him a favor by serving him. He is doing us a favor by giving us an opportunity to do so.  

Put this message on your desk, on your computer, on your calendar:

Students are not interruptions in our work. They are the purpose of it.