Do adults at your school call each other "Mr. Name" or Mrs. Name"?

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  1. Jerseygirlteach

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    I find this odd, but it is done regularly at my school. Every single person calls the principal and secretary "Mrs. Name". There are other teachers at the school that have introduced themselves to me as Mrs. Name. I feel odd calling an adult Mrs. or Mr. when I work with them every day. I guess this was more common long ago, but it feels awkward to be so formal now.

    Is it done at your school or does everyone just use first names when the kids aren't around?
     
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  3. pwhatley

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    We do it almost without fail. It is very rare for any of us to call each other by a first name. It's just habit, I guess, but of course, here in the south, it's always habit, lol.
     
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    I always call my P 'Mr'. I call colleagues Ms, Mrs, Mr only when kids are around.
     
  5. giraffe326

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    No one calls anyone by Mr/Ms/Mrs LastName. (Well, besides students!)

    My P called a teacher by her first name on the daily news this morning. I doubt she even noticed.
     
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    Only when kids are around. I also refer to admin that way out of respect. But my new school is big on first names. It's a big change for me....my last school was just last names. Like "Hey, Smith, I got a graphic organizer for you!" :lol: It'd be so weird to call my old colleagues by their first names.
     
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    I was just talking about this to one of our teachers. Our teachers are a mix. I call everyone by their first name except our superintendent. Some teachers call each other by first name and then refer to the principal by last name. Some call some teachers by first name and others by last. I guess it just depends.

    I introduce myself as DG, not Ms. Piaffe, so I prefer to call others by their first name as well. I also hate it when people in the same job as you call you by your first name but expect you to call them by their last name. I think it has to do with an age thing. I feel like they don't look at me like a colleague then.
     
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    We address each other as Mr./Ms./Mrs. when kids are around. Otherwise, we call each other by our first names (teachers and admin included). That being said, we also sometimes call each other by our "formal" names even when we're speaking casually. This is done more in jest (for lack of a better word) than anything else.
     
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    It depends on the staff. I worked with some teachers about 5 years ago and when talk to them I still call them Ms. _____, but is more out of affection not professionalism. At my present school we call each other by only a last name, initials, first name or "school given" nickname. We call one teacher Crack (not even close to her real name but when she was hired we thought her name was McCracken and someone decided that her name was too long) all of the time -- it is funny hearing our principal introducing her as Crack to presenters.
     
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    This is my school as well.
     
  11. DizneeTeachR

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    Me too... but I did have a few teachers that were there and taught me...so I called them Mrs.... whatever. I guess that is just out of habit.

    I still send my 3rd grade teacher a Christmas card and I still address it as Mrs..... Even though she sends one with her first name...LOL!!! She probably laughs everytime she gets it!!! LOL!!!
     
  12. MrsC

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    This is how it has been in all of the school I've worked in.
     
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    We all call each other by our first names, including admin. Of course, we use titles in the presence of students or parents.
     
  14. Caesar753

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    We call each other by last names when kids are around. When kids aren't around, it's sort of a crapshoot. Some people use first names, some people stick with last names, and some people (including me) do a mixture of both. Most people call me just by my initials, like "Hey, ABC!" (weird, I know).

    I normally call administrators by whatever they introduced themselves to me as. For now, that means that I call the principal Mr. Soandso, but I call my direct supervisor by his first name.
     
  15. Reality Check

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    Mr./Mrs./Ms. at our school almost all the time, around kids or not.

    (My colleagues are VERY "stand-offish.")


    :rolleyes:
     
  16. giraffe326

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    Ummm.... to add to my post- when the kids are around, we usually (at least try to) call each other by Ms. Whathername, but it sometimes (frequently) slips out the other way.
     

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