Morning Pages – Open Door Policy

I think having an open door policy is arguably one of the best policies a teacher can have. The Open Door Policy means to me just being available for any student at a designated time. I think for new teachers this is awesome because students can come in at any time and it is a great way to get to know them outside of those 50 minutes where you are teaching them. I also think Open Door Policy should be accepted as a term outside of school. I would love to give my students my phone number and tell them that if they need help with something, like a paper or project, they can text or call me by 10 pm and I will help them. With extreme circumstances, I would notify all the students in class that my Open Door Policy will be later, like for really big assignments, I will be available until 2 am. I think this can get tricky because it is important to keep your personal and professional life separate but being available for your students is so important!

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One thought on “Morning Pages – Open Door Policy”

  1. I think keeping an open-door policy with students is really important too! It’s also a great way to be a teacher as an ally. If you can help your student with a paper at 2 AM, you might just be the greatest teacher ever!

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