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!

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