Fireside Chat

January 4, 2017


As a school administrator, I established a collaborative work environment with the use of frequent, unofficial meetings with teachers. I referred to these meetings as Fireside Chats. Although there was no fireside, I invited a small group of teachers to ‘chat’ with me after-school.


Fireside chats were semi-structured meetings that not only provided an opportunity for me to create a personal connection with the teachers but also allowed the teachers to get to know each other. I quickly discovered that many middle and high school faculty were very segregated, thus, teachers rarely knew anything about teachers outside of their respective departments or grade levels.


Fireside Chats should:

  • Include Food

  • Encourage collaboration and interdependence

  • Establish open and honest communication

  • Provide an opportunity to give and receive support in a safe environment

  • Remain confidential



Crystal LaVoulle, PhD.

LaVoulle Group, LLC.

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Please reload

Featured Posts

Read, Write, Rhyme Educational Services

August 4, 2019

Please reload

Recent Posts

December 5, 2019

January 15, 2018

November 15, 2017

November 1, 2017

Please reload

Please reload

Search By Tags
Please reload

Follow Us
  • Facebook Basic Square
  • Twitter Basic Square
  • Google+ Basic Square