We’ve all been there — sitting in a meeting that could have been an email while our other tasks continue to mount in our minds. A glance around the room finds some people drifting, scrolling on their phones, checking the clock while just a few people monopolize the conversation. Time is so precious in schools, and meetings can become a serious time suck. But it doesn’t have to be this way! Here’s some ground rules for effective meetings and advice for shifting your meeting culture to make every school gathering productive and efficient.