I suggest not to jump directly in issuing the memos etc., instead better to organize a meeting with all the teachers headed by the Principal & share the expectations. This will be a beginning and once you organized and shared then you can call the concerned teacher, show them the short falls and tell them to improve the quality.
If there is any repetition then you can issue a memo / note and even you can link their performance with the benefits also.
Thanks and regards
18th July 2018 From India, Hyderabad
I would support what Mr. Kamesh has stated.
Incidentally, even after discussing this point in meeting, if you notice it has not resulted in the corrective action, take it as a main point of discussion in your Monthly Meetings or so... Ask the teachers themselves what action should be taken on this? May be, they will put across their issues /problems that will help you identify the root cause or reason of reluctance, if any.
After the joint discussions, come out with an action (penalty) for the same. Teachers will understand and support it as it was discussed with them. My apprehension, it will indirectly put a pressure on concerned teachers and will not cause any damage to genuine teachers.
18th July 2018 From India, Pune
Dear ........... (Teacher name)
Subject: Casual approach in checking notebooks.
This refers to our discussions on the topic.
It has been observed from last .......... months, you are not checking the notebooks seriously and thus, missing the deadlines. In spite of repeated discussions and reminders about maintaining the seriousness in the said task, we can't see any improvement.
Such behaviour is surely not expected from a teacher. Hence, through this Memo, we wish to inform you to immediately work on bringing seriousness in checking notebooks, as it is hampering the school image.
Please sign on the duplicate copy of this Memo indicating your action plan.
19th July 2018 From India, Pune
Having said that, I find there are mistakes in your own posting ! Let us first put our house in order.
21st July 2018 From India
Teachers are worthy of respect, regards and reverance. Teaching is the noblest of professions.
Teachers, like all of us, are liable to make mistakes.
Suggestions by Mr. Sundaram are welcome. Couldn't the tabulation / grading work be done by some software?
I have been a teacher for over four decades. Never give a teacher a memo!
Arif ur Rehman
21st July 2018 From Pakistan, Karachi