Please answer the following question after careful reflection:
Of everything I did this week in my teaching, what would I do differently if I had the chance to do it again? And, why?
Part of my standards include cooking for functions. Unfortunately, this means that students are pulled from other classes to prep and cook for these events. At first, I took the students word as enough evidence that they had permission to participate and 'skip' their other classes. I was getting all sorts of emails - during the functions- from teachers asking where the students are or stating that they were marking students absent because they were with me and not in class.
I actually have the chance to "do it again'...This week I have created a slip that each teacher signs and indicates Yes or No before the student is allowed to participate in the function. This gives the teachers the information about the function and the ability to communicate with me as to whether they can 'skip' class.