Monday, October 09, 2006
MEETING our needs.....
Here are some things that don't happen everyday:
Our adminstrators CANCELLED A MEETING because it wasn't necessary...
made optional a series of staff developments after paying attention to the evaluations filled out at the first one!
They are smart. We really are meeting-ed out.
Last week I showed up to a mentor-mentee meeting about 15 minutes late, and everyone had gone by then. The empathetic, on-the-ball lead mentor had assessed the situation, acknowledged that what everyone really needed in order to do a good job was TIME. You know, time NOT spent in a meeting.
I, of course, was late because I WAS IN ANOTHER MEETING!!!
My AP and I were talking about ways to improve our school based child assessment team process, and when we looked to the calendar to schedule a meeting with the various members, it hit us again. We just don't have time not already scheduled by other committees and teams.
There is a very good reason for this. That will be the subject of my next installment. In the meantime, I'm off to create the agenda for our next ED team meeting!