Bjorn Paige, Principal Arts & Communication Magnet Academy, Beaverton, OR
Certainly there are times when it’s not inappropriate for a guy in a tie to stand in front of his staff and talk; I ran a 59 minute long meeting on the first day teachers came back from summer vacation, and used the time to share our mission and vision and introduce almost a dozen new teachers. What isn’t effective, however, is standing in front of a group of professionals and talking through a series of PowerPoint slides that contain information that could be captured in a memo. Teachers can read. And they will, if they understand the importance of what’s being given to them, and that they won’t have to sift through unnecessary chaff to find the wheat they need.
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