Master in Teaching


The following questions are intended to focus your thinking on typical teacher concerns.

  • How to I address the principal? Ms., Mrs., Mr., Miss, Dr., first name?
  • What do I do if I need to be away from school to attend a meeting or conference?
  • What should I do if I am ill and cannot come to work?
  • Whom should I talk to about personal concerns involving myself and other staff members?
  • What should I do if I am having personal problems with a team or department member?
  • What should I do with a student that I cannot discipline?
  • How do I get supplies for my room?
  • What should I do if my room is too hot or too cold?
  • Where is the copy machine?
  • Are there restrictions on how many copies I can make?
  • What can I ask an educational assistant to do for me
  • What are my responsibilities if I have a special education student in my classroom?
  • What are my responsibilities if I have a gifted student in my classroom?
  • May I contact people in the district offices or should I go through the principal's office with my request?
  • Who will be evaluating me?
  • What should I do if I want to take my students on a field trip?
  • How do I get a bus for a field trip?
  • Can parents drive on field trips?
  • What can I do if I get sick in the middle of the school day?
  • If I want to talk to the principal, should I drop in the office, write a note, or ask for an appointment?
  • If I feel that a student is wearing inappropriate clothing, what can I do?
  • Is there a building handbook I should use?
  • What should I do when I don't know what to do?
  • If a student in my class is experiencing emotional/academic difficulties, who in the building do I contact?
  • Who in the building can assist me in dealing with a difficult parent?
  • If I am aware of a tragedy one of my students is experiencing, to whom do I report my suspicions?