Should teachers be 24/7?

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I sent an email on Friday afternoon to a non teacher associate requesting further details. I was mildly surprised to not have an answer before Monday. Should I be?

What is the expectation of teachers when students, parents and colleagues email(or text, snapchat, Facebook, Google+, Linked in, twitter etc) during evenings, late at night, weekends, holidays etc… Is there an expectation, obligation or contractual requirement to respond?

I don’t know. When interviewing for new teachers is their attitude to responding to communications outside of “standard hours” a legitimate question to discuss?

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One Response to Should teachers be 24/7?

  1. Tony Cairns says:

    24/7/365.242 IMHO

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