First of all, I need to acknowledge the obvious. Businesses and schools are very, very different. However, I believe that the Trinity would be powerful to unleash in schools. The problem is that, as a principal (with no vice principal) of an elementary school with 600 students and over 50 staff to supervise, I feel that I cannot do O3’s justice! It is impossible to meet with 50 people weekly . . . Even monthly!
I could meet with grade/department teams (of 3-5 people) more easily, but that really wouldn't be considered O3s. Those would end up being a status type meeting anyway. I have 36 teachers and approximately 16 support staff (paraprofessionals who do clerical work, recess duty, work one-on-one with students, etc.). I suppose I could just do O3's with the teachers . . . But again it's tricky to do weekly or even monthly. Teachers' time isn't as flexible because they are with students all day except for their 40 minute planning period or the hour of time across before/after students are in session.
Is there any one out there who has tried to implement the Trinity with such a large number of directs? Should I throw in the towel on this one? Or, maybe I should just accept that the education world and the business world are apples and oranges?
Thanks for your insight!