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After a period of time (and it doesn’t usually take too long) people get to understand when it’s appropriate to speak and to listen. It’s within staff meetings that teamship and the idea of being a team member really develops.
The suggestions apply equally at team and unit meetings. Within schools, professional development meetings are also held and it is in this space the contributions by people relatively new to the profession maybe particularly appreciated.
An important part of meetings is to keep a note of both key inputs and outcome is generated by the gathering. This doesn’t have to be in huge detail but certainly assists recall during reflective times.
Regardless of what people might say, meetings are an important part of the school fabric. Meaningful contribution and establishing positive meeting habits stands teachers in good stead as they move through the years of their experience