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Inservice blahs

school marm

New Member
I am curious how inservice days work for others. Do you have input or does your principal (now considered to be instructional leaders) and/or district office administrators plan & implement these days? Are you ever given the opportunity to work in your classroom or plan with grade level teams? Ours are real non-productive, usually a call to do more w/less and they are usually not real well-planned such as lack of materials or just plain lack of vision!


Senior Member
I agree

We actually have our In-Service day next Wednesday, and although there will be no kids around, I'm dreading it! We have to prepare for getting renewed for accreditation (we're a private school), and we'll have to sit in committees, going over statistics. Yuck! No time to be in our classrooms, I'm afraid! At least they usually provide lunch ;) !


Senior Member
At night

Our "days" are at night where we are paid to stay for two hours. We are also given a meal. I like this better than when we use to send our students home at noon.


Senior Member

At my school last year, we had no say in what we did during inservice. I felt like a majority of it was a waste of time, and I always felt overwhelmed afterwards...Like I needed to be doing more.

I moved this summer, and my new principal asks what we would like to focus on. We helped make a list of ideas, and then she narrowed it down. It took the majority of the day, but she saved the last hour for us to work in our rooms.