Tuesday, December 18, 2012

ABC #60: Morning Meetings

I work in a Meetings School. This term was introduced to me by my friend Kate, whose husband teaches with me. When I first heard it, I was like, "Yeah, yeah. Don't we all?" But, in fact, my school takes meetings to a new level. I have, on average, six meetings per week.

On the one hand, it's totally: ENOUGH with the meetings already. But then on the other hand, we discuss really interesting and important stuff in most of the meetings. Here are some examples: positive racial identity development, how we teach the African-American story in grades Pre-K through 8, student staffings and interventions, gender stereotyping and norming, scope and sequence from Pre-K - 12, curriculum ideas and planning, reflecting on teaching and debriefing observations, and on and on.

What's the solution here?


mm said...

It seems as though it's a lot of worthwhile meetings. I am less disgusted with meetings if I can see relevance. These meetings seem to have relevance. Solution? None.

KC said...

but SIX meetings per WEEK!? Isn't that a lot??

jdoc said...

Too many meetings. No matter how great.