I am student teaching in a middle school. Each day, we have a group plan time. Sometimes we meet with the grade level team, other times it's with content area, sometimes special Ed, sometimes administration. It's different depending on what we need. There is one group (also happens to be the only one without any men) that I meet with that never talks about the agenda, never stays on topic, and discusses things that are not only irrelevant, but also inappropriate. I know way too many personal things about these women. They will sometimes discuss the other male teachers and what they think of them, will make inappropriate jokes, etc. I know that these women are good teachers- the ones I have observed anyways. They are dedicated to teaching and to their student's needs. During other meetings, these women stay on task and contribute useful information. But I think it's just this combination of people that leads to this type of conversation. I'm not sure if I should do anything. I may tell my university supervisor (she and I are pretty close- I've known her for 4 years and have had her for several classes). I don't want to be a tattle tale, but I don't like wasting time. Being a student teacher, I don't really feel like I have the authority to call them out on their behavior. Has anyone else experienced something like this?