Today was one of those days. A day when you’re out of your classroom and at a meeting. Crowded into a small room with ten colleagues, trying to sort out something that really doesn’t take that many participants.
Too many cooks, too small of a kitchen, too much talking at once. Teachers sometimes laugh that they are the worst students, knowing they talk all the time. As someone who switched careers into teaching, this is extremely frustrating for me, because it truly wouldn’t be tolerated in many careers, nor should it.
I already have issues with personal space and having a conversation when there are background sounds, so this meeting was a bit of a nightmare for me. Tense feelings and inappropriately-timed jokes add to the mix. Oh, and it was hot. So I lost my cool.
It ended three hours ago and I’m still trying to detox. Maybe because I am still getting over being sick, so I am short-tempered? Maybe these things happen?
How do you make it through meetings?
I can use some sage advice because I just was informed I have another meeting in two days!