When thinking about ways to bring about change or attempting to cultivate something new for your campus, where do you begin? Do you start with a formal staff meeting? Where you stand in front of the group and tell them what you want to see happen?
How effective has the been?
This is the question I want to focus on for this week. It allows me to write about how you bring about change at school.
First, staff meetings function well as a way to get together, but with such a small staff, there are many better ways to bring people together.
As a way to communicate, I sometimes wonder how effective these meetings are. I know for a fact that if I am doing all of the talking it is not an effective meeting. The more the staff are talking, sharing presenting the better the meeting is.
I am generally not a great fan of meetings. I tend to get distracted and jumpy. I would much rather be doing something than sitting and listening to someone talk. I find it very hard to learn that way.
Even though staff members make up the agenda on Google Drive, I am starting to think that we can get rid of these meetings. Why not use our precious time together to learn something?
Earlier, I wrote about our first attempt to do this. The blog post goes over what we learned and the feedback I received after the meeting.
Maybe this is the way to go, maybe all or at least most of our meetings should be turned into learning experiences.