Monday, December 29, 2014

Principal's Suggestion Box Letter # 4

These letters are absolutely fictional (to protect the innocent and not-so-innocent.) But, with the hint of truth, maybe we can make some adjustments. Principals have the best chance to do that.

Dear Principal,

Since CHS opened, the centralized computer system has not been printing to our own classrooms, as you know. Our stuff prints anywhere in school. This big mess is complicated by the fact that many teachers are just throwing the printed material away and not even putting it in the staff lounge for retrieval. I always put it there--it saves time, paper, and it is just courteous. Some of the things we print are also confidential, and easily identifiable and could be put in our teacher boxes.

I know IT is working on this. But in the meantime, could you also make an announcement so we can have our stuff?

Staff Member Flummoxed by Rudeness

Making the Most Out of Teacher Collaboration 

Teacher Collaboration Gives Schools Better Results 

My suggestion: Principals have great influence. If courtesy is expected, courtesy will happen. (BTW, this actually briefly happened in a new school I taught in. Still don't know what happened to those IEPs I printed out.)

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