How do you deal with teachers that do the bare minimum? I know I sound like classic teacher-basher, but I get along and would help out all of my coworkers (some more than others). I have been at my current school for 10 years (this is my 10th) and we've been thru 3 dept. heads. This year, they decided to have a dept. head and a teacher liason (me) that was elected by the other teachers in the dept. I was told that I would make suggestions based on the will of the other S.S. teachers. Wrong. I teach Honors U.S. History--a course that I've taught for years now. However, two years ago, our enrollment increased so much that we added on an additional teacher for it. However, the APUSH teacher (next year's teacher), is complaining (to me) that the other teacher doesn't do her job adequately. The APUSH teacher wants me to speak with her. She's not a new teacher and she doesn't take well to criticism. In fact, we've had MANY problems regarding sharing projectors with her as well as textbooks. None of that matters, but I wanted to give background. Well I told the APUSH teacher (who I'm close friends with) that I would relay the message to the Dept. head. My dept head said to tell the "problem" teacher that she needs to get her act together and so forth. I do not find it responsible for me to do that. It's out of my original description for being a liason. So I declined politely and SUGGESTED to her that when she (the dept. chair) does evaluations (coming next week) she can speak about it with the teacher should anything be wrong. My dept. chair flipped out on me, I mean screaming flipping out! Needless to say, I was shocked.