Faculty Meeting Transformation

This past summer, I was fortunate enough to work closely with Christine Klynen through Apple Coaching. During the 6, one hour long sessions, we discussed assessment practices, books to read, UDL, AI, and how to fill our technology toolkit as administrators. There are a few practices that we have started here at GM as a result of our training. The one giant shift for us has been our approach to the monthly faculty meeting. In the past, we would hold a faculty meeting every month after school in order to report on a lot of things that could be written in an email. In working with Christine, we developed a plan that would shift the focus of the Faculty Meeting from one of a regurgitation of facts to teachers creatively sharing with one another. Because the facts that are presented each month in a faculty meeting are still important, they are shared with the staff through a short (approximately 5 minute) video from the Principal that is sent to the staff monthly after each school board meeting. The Faculty Meetings were moved to the mornings (7:35AM is the contractual start to the teacher day) and last only 20 minutes. Each month, a different teacher or group of teachers take the 20 minutes to share something creative or informative that will benefit the entire staff. So far this year, we have presented on "The Portrait of a Graduate", "The Academic Recovery Program", "AP Seminar & The AP Culture", and this month will be a review of "Keystone important dates and reminders". The videos and approach to the faculty meetings have been so well-received and it truly feels so much more professional utilizing each approach. #GeneralMcLane #GMHS

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Posted on November 29, 2023

What a very effective, efficient and engaging way of communicating information! Thanks for the share!

Posted on December 03, 2023

Congratulations Dan! It is so wonderful to see how you have created a community and culture of learning.

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