I sent out an email earlier this afternoon, asking our JBA math team when the next availble date to meet that works for everyone is. Because of PDs and Thanksgiving, I suggested Monday, November 21st or Wednesday the 30th, but opened it up to the group. Within an hour, the AP, ICT teacher, and 6th grade teacher got back to me! This was encouraging!
It looks like we may have a Faculty meeting on Monday the 21st, so I asked the AP if we could possibly have that time to meet and I am waiting to hear back from her. If not, it looks like Wednesday the 30th will be our 2nd meeting. I have already revised the agenda on Google Docs slightly to reflect this.
What am I learning about collaboration?
The feeling that I get from my colleagues is that they do want to meet and want to collaborate, but that isn't always easy. We all take our job and responsibilities very seriously and teaching comes first. I completely agree, and hope that future meetings can tie into what we are teaching. Again, I want these meetings to be practical and as useful for my colleagues and I as possible.