At the school where I teach, we have two to three meetings a month. All the teachers are herded into the library where we discuss important issues.
An example of an important issue is that someone keeps getting into the teacher’s lounge refrigerator and stealing teacher’s lunches. Then one teacher gets up and claims that she brought some salad bowls to school and they are missing.
Or we’ll have grade level meetings where we discuss at length how we’re going to improve the standardized test scores. Which is fine.
Except I don’t think we need to start in September and have a meeting every other week when the test takes place in April.
I know why this is happening. It’s because there is a certain small faction of teachers at my school that are incredibly stupid and everything has to be spelled out for them.
Just as it seems an issue is resolved in a meeting, one of the aforementioned teachers will raise her hand and ask a question that reopens the issue.
AAAAArgh! I’d enjoy teaching a lot more if I didn’t have to deal with any adults.
“Any major dude with half a heart surely will tell you, my friend–
Any minor world that breaks apart falls together again…”