All Blog Posts Tagged 'meetings' (3)

"T - 2": Preparing for the Extra Duties

At "T minus 2", I begin sifting through the calendars and emails about upcoming meetings, lunch duty schedules, curriculum planning updates, and more.



As I enter dates into my plan book and Google calendar, I remember the year that I was a substitute teacher. I arrived at 7:30 and left at 3:30 with all papers graded, plans for the next day solidified, and specific anecdotal notes on the progress of each child. I often wondered, Why is it that, when I teach full time, I stay until… Continue

Added by Janet Abercrombie on August 28, 2011 at 4:00am — No Comments

"T - 3": Zooming in and Zooming Out of Teacher Meetings

Students arrive in three working days.



The only thing I want to do is work in my classroom. But there are meetings. Obligatory attendance. Would admin know if I skipped?



I admit these feelings as a trained administrator, knowing the importance of the pre-service meetings. If I were to write objectives for the meetings we have had, they would be as follows:



  • Build a positive school-wide and divisional culture
  • Inform both veteran and incoming…
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Added by Janet Abercrombie on August 26, 2011 at 6:02pm — No Comments

My Vision for Meetings (AKA – Making Meetings Somewhat Useful)

I’ve been in a lot of meetings – some of them for work, some for volunteering and some for social purposes.  I was at a meeting last night and while it was run well there were some things that came to mind about making meetings better and using technology to do so.

There are a lot of commonalities to the meetings I’ve been to and they’re usually not good. I’m going to outline some of the annoying problems that reoccur…

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Added by Sal P on February 4, 2011 at 2:33pm — No Comments

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