Many faculty feel that they are functioning in an isolated work environment. The few times that faculty do come together, they are often focused on things that do not apply to their day-to-day practice as educators. It is for this reason that we encourage faculty to consider becoming students at least once a month during the faculty meeting.
Ask for a volunteer faculty member to lead an activity in the same way in which they would lead an activity during class. This faculty member then turns everybody in the audience into students. Using an actual learning experience and strategy from their practice as an educator, they will guide the faculty as if they were all learners.
The faculty who are students truly function in the role of the student. They have the opportunity to learn together and challenge one another. They have the opportunity to come up with new ideas for their own classroom. They also have the opportunity to have fun.
As you view this video, consider allowing your team members to become students during a faculty meeting. It helps all of us remember why we're doing what we're doing. It serves as a platform for experimentation and exploration of learning activities and encourages all of us to consider our own practice on a daily basis.
Remember, faculty should never stop learning!