Celebrate success! A successful meeting will leave teams walking away with a sense of purpose, and hopefully, reignite their passion. That is a celebration in and of itself! The accomplishment of tasks should be acknowledged within teams, or perhaps could be mentioned to the entire school meetings. Accomplishing goals, small and large, is also cause for acknowledgment. If all teams are working towards one common goal, they will appreciate seeing progress, and be inspired by the work of other staff members. When a school or district-wide goal is met, celebrate the results of all of that hard work.
These 8 steps are key to having effective school staff meetings. In addition, some school leaders have shared that focusing on relationship-building between staff members, incorporating humor, and keeping things lighthearted where possible make meetings something staff want to be a part of. And something you, the teachers at your school, and your students probably all recognize is that snacks make everything a little better. Could you provide some healthy refreshments? Also, consider the general atmosphere of the room. If it’s within your control, could you make the seating more inviting, ensure the room is at a comfortable temperature, and even consider some background music? Small things like this often help staff relax and feel more open to discussion.
Our goal at Team Agendas is to help schools streamline and simplify the process of school staff meetings. As a primary school administrator, you have a lot of responsibilities on your hands. Teachers do too, and we recognize that their time, and yours, is precious. To try out Team Agendas, schedule a demo.
- Assign specific roles to specific team members
- Send staff the agenda ahead of time, give them time to prepare
- Have a clear, actionable goal