Many leaders are frustrated with the traditional faculty meetings as most teachers I know are too. What is the most effective way to use our time together? That was my question to ponder. It's time we stopped the boring meetings and Lead Outside the Box.
My definition of a Flipped Faculty Meeting is...providing the staff with the agenda, presentation, forms, documents prior to the meeting. They have time to process and review the information. Time is not spent lecturing or covering content but rather getting the work accomplished. In a nutshell, it is getting the most out of the time you have with your staff. Your staff takes responsibility for learning the content rather than a typical "SIT and GET" meeting.
Teachers, staff and employees will do a happy dance if this were the case for every meeting.
I challenge you to try it. Watch the video below on how simple it is.
Often our meetings can be dry with the content of the information we are having to deliver. However, the delivery of the presentation can provide innovation and inspiration through the use of technology. Flipping your Faculty Meeting is big in educational news. It could be just a fad. Whatever you want to call it, it is creative and got my attention. Don't do it because it is the new thing to do. Flip your meeting because you want to Lead Outside the Box. We ask our teachers to use technology and to take risks, so why not us.
What did I use to make this video? I downloaded Camtasia Studio free from http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.html.
This software helps to record your voice and your computer screen. It will also use your built-in camera on your computer if you want to be part of the video. Next, email the video to your staff. Schedule the meeting and see how much you can get accomplished in your time.