Messy Classroom

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  1. sweetlatina23

    sweetlatina23 Cohort

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    We have a teacher at our school that doesn't enforce the students to clean up after themselves. Their PE clothes is literally all over the room. Any advice on how to get him to realize its an issue?
     
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  3. SleekTeach

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    I wouldn't worry about it as long as they cleaned up after themselves in my classroom. I certainly wouldn't want another teacher telling me about my own classroom procedures if I didn't ask.
     
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    swansong1 Virtuoso

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    Is this your classroom or your students in a room you share?

    If not, I would not intervene.

    If they are your students, I would tell them to clean up after themselves.
     
  5. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    Not your room, not your problem. Administration may choose to address ths, but it's not a colleague's job to be the neat police.
     
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    My partner teacher this last year had a disaster area of a classroom. The kids would comment but I never did. Not my monkeys. Not my circus. Or however that saying goes.
     
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    I want to say she is asking from an administrators viewpoint? If its as a colleague, leave it alone. But as an admin I'd suggest to sit down with them and let them know it can be a safety hazard if articles are laying around.
     
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    I thought that the OP was an administrator at her school, so this question might be coming from an admin perspective.

    Is the cleanliness issue an issue of aesthetics or of safety? Does it just look bad and annoy people, or is it causing bugs, tripping hazards, etc?

    If it's not hurting anyone, I would let it go without much more than a talking-go. If it's a safety issue, though, it might need to be addressed more formally, perhaps through a written directive or on an evaluation.
     
  9. YoungTeacherGuy

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    Unless it's an issue involving students' safety, I keep my mouth shut.

    In California, we have something called the Williams Act. Each year, people from the state come to each site and make sure each student has a textbook for every subject (they hand count each book) and they ascertain that there are no safety hazards in the classroom (power cords, "iffy" ceiling tiles, no scented plug-ins, all cleaning agents in a locked cabinet, etc.)

    They end up spending between 15-20 minutes in each classroom and the results are published on the CDE (California Department of Education) website.
     
  10. Missy

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    My district would never "pass" that inspection!
     
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    czacza Multitudinous

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    My administrator typically comments about classroom 'environment' in his observation write ups. Envronment is also on the Marshall teacher evaluation rubrics.
     
  12. TamiJ

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    I agree. If it´s a big problem Admin will talk to her.
     

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