Re: Teachers who don't follow through with requests
    Posted by: Sherene Kennedy on 6/18/14
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    I agree with the previous response. Teachers are constantly
    being told what to do. Oftentimes there is no explanation as to
    why they need to do it. If the principal in the building is not
    vested in your efforts, the staff may not see the importance of
    it. Did you meet with the principal and try to figure out the
    best way to engage the staff? Also, did you assign specific
    roles,and did teachers clearly understand what to do? If,
    everything was done to ensure that everyone was adequately
    informed and are blatantly refusing, I would suggest to follow
    up with an e-mail to the teachers, copy the administrators and
    your supervisor. Hope this is helpful!

    On 6/02/14, 1administrator wrote:
    > 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.