January 30, 2012

Teacher meetings are deflating

I've always said that faculty meetings are the place where good ideas go to die. Sounds cynical, I realize, but think about it the next time you attend one. Bring up something innovative and see how quickly it's shot down by a principal.

After a couple of grade-level meetings, led by teachers, I realized that these gatherings are just as deflating as the faculty meetings conducted by principals.

It's one complaint after another -- most of them about the same things, students not performing or high stakes testing.

In addition to eliminating the test, I'm in favor of eradicating all meetings.