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Meetings and comments about meetings

I like this NPR article on why workplace meetings are so bad. It definitely has me thinking about how to improve meetings at my job, as well as what my leadership students ought to be doing when collaborating at work or around coursework.

But I also glanced at the comments section, and I’m wondering something else. Who are these commenters? What motivates a person to share agreement or disagreement to the world at large? Boring vignettes about how boring their meetings are? At least in my research on Twitter, I saw people who seemed to know or want to know each other. This seems a step removed.

In light of how many Twitter users claim that blogs and blogging are a key piece of their learning, I’m also wondering if it’s time to explore educators’ comments in blogs. What would I find? Blind (dis)agreement? Collegial banter? Vitriol?

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One comment on “Meetings and comments about meetings

  1. I think we, as educators, should see class time as meetings too. If students would rather be on phones, social media, or dazed out, then the meeting needed better preparation or perhaps wasn’t necessary. We get course evaluations after the class is over, but face-to-face meetings provide constant feedback—verbal and nonverbal—about how the course is going.

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This entry was posted on January 29, 2015 by .