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The Mad Teacher recently went to the first faculty meeting of the year. As a career-changer, long, tedious meetings aren't anything new to her, but there's one big difference at her school: You can't bring your knitting.

Twenty years in social work, with people's lives sometimes literally hanging in the balance with what we figured out in our meetings... Two thirds of the therapists in the room would have some crochet or knitting or something in hand during the meeting. But it is just out of the question at Smallsville High. Is it every school in America that feels like a wing of the military, or just mine?
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If we want to be treated like we are professionals, we have to look like, smell like, and act like professionals. Knitting at a business conference meeting would look highly unprofessional.

I agree with the above commenter EXCEPT that in many schools, staff meetings don't resemble an interactive meeting as much as they do a sermon from the pulpit.

Try origami instead. Modular origami is particularly suitable. Small, seemingly insignficant folded units are assembled (at a different time and place) to form beautiful objects.

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