I was a little disappointed, but I understand that things do come up and that it's important to be flexible. So far I haven't gotten the vibe from my colleagues that they don't want to be these meetings to happen, so I will be optimistic that this is just a minor temporary setback.
In the meantime, I created the agenda so that when we do meet, our meetings would have a focus. Nobody else has added to the agenda specifically, but the 6th grade teacher did add a document to our Google Collection.
The good news is that the 6th grade teacher, ICT teacher, and AP said that they were glad that they didn't miss anything, which makes me feel like they want to be a part of these meetings also. I just don't want our group to slowly happen less frequently as the school year goes by.
What am I learning about collaboration?
It's not easy to get, even a well-meaning group of people, together. I am a little disappointed, but am still looking at this as only a minor set back. It has been a crazy week at JBA with grades being due, Benchmark Assessments, and the schedule changing for the new marking period. I will be sure to send out an email asking for the next best available dates for people so that we can get our math team back on focus.