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  1. AlwaysAttend

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    Unless you work for someone who is just itching (not at their surgical site), they would make this reasonable modification. There are teachers who swing window air conditioners through ADA because they are overweight and would sweat excessively.
     
  2. AlwaysAttend

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    I misunderstood this. Then they would be hard pressed to make you sign in. I don't get the impression this is the case with the OP.
     
  3. gr3teacher

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    Is there any feasible way to subtly move your position in the gym when you pick your kiddos up, so that you wouldn't be able to watch her kids?
     
  4. AlwaysAttend

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    Agreed, the sign in would become merely an exercise for everyone at that point. They'd have to setup an attendance only email account just to handle the volume.
     
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    Signing a sheet of paper hasn't hurt our school culture. I find the idea mind boggling to be honest but we are all different. Like I'm a boy so I don't say tattle.
     
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    Not really. The entire school goes in there (about 22 classes). We're assigned locations by admin, and we are assigned in a block with the rest of our grade-level. Even if I didn't watch her class, another teacher would. Except for her and a few others who run late (whether intentionally or due to an exceptional circumstance), all of the teachers are in there. The admin and support staff are out in hallways and at the entrances to monitor students as they enter the building. It's actually not as big of a deal anymore, because now we only go to the gym one day per week. We used to go every day. She can make it on time on the days that the kids go straight to the classroom. It's only on the days that she knows other teachers will be in the gym to watch her class that she's late (which only makes it more obvious that this is intentional).
     
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    She's stealing those darn 15 minutes you guys were talking about. That's like 4 million minutes per decade of lost productivity time. She could be patching drywall, making coffee, or child proofing the lockers. Those end units have crazy edges!
     
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    *eyeroll*

    She spends more than enough extra hours to make sure that her job gets done.
     
  9. TrademarkTer

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    This is not quite the case for me, however, I almost always have kids in my room for extra help in the morning before school starts so they will just have wait for me to sign in before I can assist them.
     
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    In your shoes, I would be more annoyed about being required to go the gym to get my class in the first place. I may have missed it in a previous post, but what purpose does having the whole school in the gym serve?
     
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    We have a weekly assembly first thing in the morning.
     
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    Yes, just like if you had to use the restroom or make copies.
     
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    If you weren't one of the people talking about the lost seconds of productivity, this didn't apply to you. If you were, mic drop.
     
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    I think this has more to do with grade level.

    Some of the best schools in the country meet like this every morning. It's part of the school culture you are so worried about harming.
     
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    I would wait to use the restroom (and if I couldn't, the restroom is right across from my door, not on the other side of the building), and my student makes all of my copies for me the day before so neither of those are an issue.
     
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    School culture I'm worried about harming??
     
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    Having to sign a sheet of paper isn't the only thing that would affect school culture. Failing to be a community of learners seems like it would be a bigger piece of the school culture pie than a piece of paper.
     
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    For you specifically not a burden. Maybe we could post the sign in sheet in the bathroom so people could multitask. Though I'd bring my own pen if I were you.
     
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    It really shows how out of touch some teachers are when a sign in sheet thread goes 12 pages deep.

    There is a direct correlation between what people think of teachers and the kinds of complaints people are making here.
     
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    I never made any comment about school culture. And not to get too far off track, but I think there are other ways to be a "community of learners" that don't involve the whole school crowding in the gym. Yes, I know you know of wonderful schools that do this.

    :whistle:
     

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