As a former teacher and administrator, I have participated in countless faculty meetings. With precious little time for conversation and a wide range of areas to address, faculty meetings often take on a rushed feeling. The agenda moves quickly from point to point, with little time for processing and input. Even when teachers do weigh in with questions, comments or opinions, they rarely result in meaningful conversation. More important, these meetings lack energy and fun and become a real drag for an already overworked and stressed staff.Yes, faculty meetings can sometimes (well, oftentimes) be less than what we might hope that could be. Read this administrator’s ideas for making the most of that time we spend together.