Staff meetings

Staff meetings are not the most ideal form of professional development. Generally they are after school and weary teachers are not as conducive to new ideas as they could be. After school staff meetings can be an effective way to finish off a day-long visit to a school. They can work to summarise the days activities in classrooms. For example a review of demonstration lessons conducted in different classrooms provides examples that are particularly relevant to that school and stories can be told either by me or the classroom teachers about particular student reactions to demo lessons. When these reactions are not what the teacher was expecting it makes for an engaging discussion with the staff who usually know the child too.