Take a look at your school schedule-are there any instances in which teachers are expected to work for more than 2 hours without a break? My guess is that it’s pretty typical-especially in schools that are already understaffed. Research has shown that people who take frequent breaks (anywhere from 5-30 minutes) after periods of working (anywhere from 25-90 minutes) are more productive. One study says that people hit their peak by working for 52 minutes and taking a 17-minute break.
Effective board meetings are the foundation for high-performing boards. They are essential to great governance, strong leadership, and achieving better academic outcomes. On the other hand, bad meetings easily become a source of frustration for board members and school leaders while having an adverse impact on the school.