Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Do As I Say, Not As I Do ...

  • Should The School District's Disciplinary Code Be Applied To Teachers/Staff?
  • Should Teachers Be Expected To Dress Like Professionals?
  • Should Union T-Shirts Be Banned From Classrooms & District Activities?
  • Should Teachers Be Permitted To Talk On Cell Phones During Class?
  • Should Such Policies Be Part Of The Terms Of Employment For ALL GCSD Employees?

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

I agree with everything written here except the wearing of the Union shirts. They should be allowed on Fridays. Staff should pay to "dress" down that day and the money should be donated to a worth cause.

Anonymous said...

Is this what our schools are for, collecting money for a worthy couse?

Anonymous said...

Students shouldn't become trained pitchmen like Willy Mays. Unfortunate that so many do.

Anonymous said...

I agree with everything you wrote Scats. The union tee shirts are the most unprofessional attire I have ever seen. I don't see Police officers or fire fighters walking around in public or coming to work in union tee shirts just because they don't have a contract! They continue to wear their uniforms with pride. They do not come to work in wrinkled clothes, sandals with dirty toe nails, short skirts or dressed like the 15 yr olds in the neighborhood!!!

The teacher's union is nothing but a bunch of infantile, whining people who never seem to mature beyond the age of the kids they teach. And we and the kids are supposed to treat them as "Professionals?"

If the board and Super had any peanuts they would BAN the union tee shirts. Let the union sue!!!!! See how much support they get from the community because the district is infringing on their "right" to free speech! Give me a freakin break !!!!!

Anonymous said...

I know they all dress better than the author of this blog that's for sure.

Anonymous said...

I don;t thibnk dress codes or uniforms have anything to do with school perforance.

SCATS said...

To 5:32PM ~~ Do you belong to PETA?

To 7:22PM ~~ Did they give you one of those phony diplomas?

Anonymous said...

7:22, dressing doesn't affect your performance, but it shows a certain respect for the position and for the people with whom you interact. Would you be happy if your pastor or priest showed up every sunday in bluejeans or shorts? How about a doctor in old house painting clothes? Call me shallow, perhaps, but I think dressing appropriately for the position is part of the job, except when a "dress-down Friday" is declared.

SCATS said...

To 12:32PM ~~ I'm not sure that how one dresses doesn't impact performance. There are studies that have shown that attire can impact people's attitude, effectivness, behavior, etc. i suspect that if you are dressed professionally you will behave in a more professional manner and be seen as behaving like a professional is expected to behave. But if you dress like you're ready for a day at the beach, you might not be seen or heard in the same way.

Anonymous said...

Good point, Scats. Not sure if dress always improves performance, but it surely shows one's attitude toward the job and the people being served.

Charlie Hubbard said...

I see by the picture in todays 'our town' that the 'hats' are back on at Olympia (backwards of course) telling us all 'who' is running the schools.

Check it out taxpayers, it'll make you feel so proud.

Anonymous said...

I'm a teacher, and here is my opinion:

Should The School District's Disciplinary Code Be Applied To Teachers/Staff?

YES. WHAT PART DO YOU THINK THEY DO NOT HAVE TO FOLLOW?

Should Teachers Be Expected To Dress Like Professionals?

YES. I AGREE SOME TEACHERS DO NOT, AND THIS IS SAD. DRESS PANTS, SHIRTS AND TIES (OR AT LEAST GOLF SHIRTS) FOR THE MEN, SIMILAR PROFESSIONAL ATTIRE FOR THE LADIES.

Should Union T-Shirts Be Banned From Classrooms & District Activities?

YES AND NO. A GOLF SHIRT THAT SAYS "PROUD TO BE A GREECE TEACHER, GTA" CAN STILL LOOK PROFESSIONAL. THE TEE SHIRTS SHOULD GO, NOT BECAUSE OF THE MESSAGE (WHICH IS FINE) BUT BECAUSE I DON'T THINK ANY TEE SHIRT LOOKS PROFESSIONAL.

Should Teachers Be Permitted To Talk On Cell Phones During Class?

NO. WHEN MY BUILDING BANNED STUDENT CELL PHONES YEARS AGO, TEACHERS AGREED WE SHOULD SET AN EXAMPLE AND GEEP OUR PHONES AWAY UNTILL THE END OF THE SCHOOL DAY. TALKING ON ONE DURING A CLASS IS REDICULUS.

Should Such Policies Be Part Of The Terms Of Employment For ALL GCSD Employees?

YES, TO ENSURE CONSISTANCY.

SCATS said...

To 9:38AM ~~ THANK YOU FOR SPEAKING UP!

Anonymous said...

It is an unfortunate thing when a "teacher" can't spell. Indeed, it's consistently ridiculous.