I sometimes wonder if anyone has ever died from too many meetings. Sometimes I feel like I might. I don't know why it takes so many meetings to teach children. Oh - never mind.... we don't really TEACH any more. That's so last century.
Yesterday I had a meeting during school to decide who was going to monitor the interventions that needed to be done for a child, and how often. This meeting lasted 45 minutes and had 7 people present at it. It was about 40 minutes too long. Today I had a meeting before school. It wasn't too bad as meetings go. Then I had a department meeting during my planning time at school. It went about 30 minutes into my last block class. A lot of it was a re-hash of yesterday's meeting. At some point, I just had to ask, "Are we finished here?"
Tomorrow during my planning time is an IEP meeting. One of my co-workers is conducting the meeting, but she asked if I would like to attend, and I told her I'd show up for moral support. Tomorrow after school, we have an hour-long faculty meeting.
I think Friday is meeting-free. Monday we have a meeting during our planning time so someone can help us with the finer points of progress monitoring.
I wonder who the patron saint of meetings is?
Oh - and there is no Mass at my parish tomorrow morning. Our priest has a meeting...
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