[Offtopic] Facebook and staff productivity

Roland Gesthuizen rgesthuizen at gmail.com
Mon Apr 21 16:05:15 EST 2008

G'day Jim

During lunchtime I play cards (educational versions of course) with
the students, share an ice slurpy from the canteen (healthy fruity
version of course) and have a social, non-educational banter about
what they did over the weekend or how they are going.

If some staff or students politely ask if they can check their
personal e-mail, I generally wave them over to a nearby computer. If I
have any doubts about staff online behavior, a reminder that this is a
G-Rated school is generally sufficient. Students get the evil eye.

Regards Roland

On 21/04/2008, Jim Maunder <techo at ruyton.vic.edu.au> wrote:

>  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?

Roland Gesthuizen - ICT Coordinator - Westall Secondary College

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can
change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has."
--Margaret Mead

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