One of my favorite teacher tactics is the email check. An email check is when a teacher sends me an email from there classroom and at about the same time the message arrives in my inbox the teacher arrives in my office to see if I received it. Here’s an example:
Teacher: IT Guy, did you get my email?
IT Guy: No…..wait hold on……hits Send/Receive…….yes, you just sent it. Why did you run down here?
Teacher: I wanted to see if you got it.
IT Guy: Why wouldn’t I get it?
Teacher: I wasn’t sure if I did it right.
IT Guy: What could go wrong? All you have to push is SEND. You’ve done it a thousand times.
Teacher: Yeah, I know
IT Guy: They why do you think this one will magically disappear
Teacher: I don’t know……..anyways did you read it?
IT Guy: Yep
IT Guy: I just responded as we were speaking………..did you get it?