[Offtopic] Facebook and staff productivity

Jim Maunder techo at ruyton.vic.edu.au
Tue Apr 8 10:02:04 EST 2008

At 09:21 AM 08/04/2008, you wrote:
>Thank you very much, Geoff.
>In one way it is annoying that tech staff make judgments on teaching
>staff productivity.
>In the end, we should all be able to choose how we use our 'free' time.
>As Ros succintly put it -- should be ban newspapers, sudoku, visiting
>domaindotcomdotau or doing email activities?

Ohhh - I can't let this go by without a comment (even though it 
impacts on my productivity)!

My guess is that many teachers have never had to work in a normal 
office in a typical non-school enterprise - they have not had to sit 
within sight of 'the boss', waiting for the dreaded yell: 'GET BACK 
TO WORK!!!'. A typical office worker does not have the freedom that 
teachers have to organise their own time.

Do you permit your students to read the papers, check their MySpace, 
sit around drinking coffee and chatting in class like teachers might 
in a typical staffroom?


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Jim Maunder
Ruyton Girls School
Melbourne, Australia

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