SamTastic Weekly Tip: 12/15/14 - Where do you schedule meetings?
Where do you schedule meetings?
Many SAMs have the scheduling of meetings down to a science. After the SAM Daily Meeting they email a teacher requesting that he/she select a time. The SAM shows the teacher the principal’s calendar and says: “You can pick any white space.” Easy.
But do you consider where to meet? Many sociologists suggest that meeting in the teacher’s classroom can be more conducive to conversation. This also removes the principal from the management distractions that occur in the office area.
Give it a try. Next time a teacher selects the date/time for a meeting, ask one more question: “Would you like to meet in your classroom, the principal’s office or another location?” Everybody likes choice!