How many times have you said this: “There just isn’t enough time!”
I find myself saying it frequently this year, especially as we are introducing a new math curriculum and taking a new approach to math teaching and learning. There are so many great resources that I would love to share with teachers. We also need time to plan and reflect on lessons. And I want to allow time for them to ask questions and share ideas with each other. But, each week, as I make an agenda to share with grade-level teams, I encounter the same problem – how can I fit all of this into the 50 minutes that we have?
Maybe the answer is flipping the meeting! What if I share resources such as articles and videos with teachers, before the meeting? Then, we could discuss and reflect on them at the meeting. I could also share any housekeeping items in a google doc or short video, prior to the meeting.
Then, we can spend the meeting time being more productive and focusing on what is most important: how to increase student learning.
Has anyone tried flipped meetings? How did it work?