What is the purpose behind a meeting? Last week I attended a conference, it was a fantastic experience. It gave me information and ideas to take back to my classroom to inspire my teaching and make it better. Every week my school district has PLC time (Professional Learning Communities.) This time is intended for collaboration and professional development. It is supposed to be a time when teachers can come together and share ideas to enhance their teaching, learn from each other, and build a more cohesive district b;y sharing resources. Instead, it has become a time where the inspiration I feel is drawn out of me. It is a time I listen to my fellow educators complain about the task at hand, about our lack of resources, about the administrators of our district. It has become a time of absolute dread for me. It is so disheartening because I have experienced being inspired by fellow educators. I have learned from other educator's experiences. I have left a session feeling so excited about being a teacher it makes me want to be a better educator. So, I ask the question: What is the purpose of meetings? If you are a person in charge of a meeting make sure that there is a purpose for the meeting. Make sure that the people in the meeting are provided with an inspirational motivator. Ensure that the purpose of the meeting is clear and that it is relevant. Meetings should leave the attendees feeling inspired and should not leave the attendees feeling as if their time was wasted. Think about what you can do to inspire others.
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A bit about me:
I am who I am thanks to God, my parents, my family, and my friends. My life is driven by faith. Oh, and I am a cancer survivor.