Do you have a group of teachers, staff or classroom assistants that help you throughout the year? If you do, you may want to consider hosting a Kick-Off Meeting. A Kick-Off Meeting can ensure that your team starts off on the same page and is working towards the goals that you have established for the year. Here is a sample of topics to discuss in your team meeting:
Introductions of each team, staff and/or assistants
Goals for Classes, Student Numbers, Retention, Accomplishments
Calendar for the year including important dates such as competitions, recitals, picture dates, holidays
Class Expectation including Behavior Management
Parent Communication Expectations - Newsletters, Parent/Teacher Conferences and any other expectations that you have for teachers when communicating with parents
Class Pictures & Videos for Social Media
Timeline for completing routines
A kick-off meeting can be a great way to make sure your team is aligned for the upcoming season. What would you add to this agenda?
Don't forget to thank your team with a small gift like a Starbucks gift card and supplies that they might need for the year, such as, notebook, pens, paperclips. The expense is small but the impact is large.
Here's to a great 2022 - 2023 year!