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What to Do When Life in Schools Prevents Your Team from Meeting

March 24, 2010

Professional learning teams struggle to find time to meet. This seems to be universal. Part of the challenge is to arrange time when all team members are available to meet, but even when such time is set aside, individual team members often are unable to attend. In some cases, the professional learning team time competes with other meetings at school; in other instances, school events or field trips occur at the allocated time; as well, some team members need to leave school early and miss after-school gatherings.

School principals can eliminate some of these problems by declaring one week per month the week in which no meetings occur other than professional learning teams. Then, of course, the challenge will be to stick to this. It will be up to all school leaders, as well as all school staff members, to honor this commitment to professional learning.

Remember, we make time for what matters most!

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  1. May 20, 2011 12:34 pm

    Thanks for the memories! I am saddened by the loss of so much coaching in Victoria but optimistic that the coaches will do great things in their future positions!

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