Re: Teachers who don't follow through with requests
    Posted by: 1administrator on 6/02/14
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    With the fact you have received no response, you may want to
    talk to the principal. He/she may have felt no obligation to
    follow up for you if you did not go through them to start
    with. Could it be perceived you have no authority? Can you
    verify/share the importance of your request and have you done
    so? What is the purpose of your request? How will that added
    work/burden help the teachers? I am not being critical of
    your efforts but teachers seem to be requested to do a lot of
    extra work this time of year. This is a difficult time to ask
    for extra work if they don't see the need! Good luck and let
    us know how it works out!

    On 6/01/14, 6-12 administrator wrote:
    > Hi everyone,
    > I am a 6-12 district administrator for my content area. In
    this role, I am the
    > primary supervisor/evaluator for all of the teachers in my
    department in the
    > middle and high schools. Last week, we had our last
    professional development
    > day of the year. The main purpose of this day was for
    teachers to revise
    > curriculum for their grade levels. I requested that all
    teachers submit their
    > finalized documents for the first quarter, as well as
    copies of the summative
    > assessments that they would be using in the fall.
    > Because I work in two buildings, I split my time between
    both of them. (I worked
    > with teachers in one building in the morning, and the other
    building in the
    > afternoon.) The building administrators were there the
    entire day to oversee the
    > process. Well, it appears that the teachers in
    the "morning" building did not
    > accomplish too much after I left. In fact, what they shared
    with me looked no
    > different than what I saw when I left around 11:30. The
    documents weren't even
    > complete.
    > How should I handle this? What I requested was not
    unreasonable. I feel like they
    > took advantage of a situation when they knew I was not in
    the building. (I am
    > guessing that the principal or assistant principal was not
    checking in with them.)
    > I already emailed each of the teachers and requested that
    they share with me any
    > other work that they completed during the day. I have not
    received any
    > responses yet, though. There has been a lack of
    accountability through the years
    > in this building--teachers have been allowed to do whatever
    they wanted
    > without any consequences. I am new in this role, and felt
    like I was making a
    > difference, but now feel like I faced a huge setback.
    > Any advice would definitely be appreciated! I want people
    to know that they are
    > responsible for what I request they complete. I do not want
    to be in this situation
    > again!
    > Thanks.

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  • Teachers who don't follow through with requests, 6/01/14, by 6-12 administrator.
  • Re: Teachers who don't follow through with requests, 6/02/14, by 1administrator.
  • Re: Teachers who don't follow through with requests, 6/18/14, by Sherene Kennedy.