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Establishing positive communications and rapport among all school staff is critical from day one of the school year. Doing so helps build trust, boost morale and it promotes a culture of caring for one another and sharing of ideas, concerns and needs. Yet with all the requirements facing educators, including testing pressure, evaluations and other items that that are often seen as burdensome and that have the effect of weighing us down, this can sometimes be a difficult thing to achieve.
Below are a few ideas to help you in your effort to instill positive communications in your school from the get-go. If you have successfully implemented other strategies, please share! We would love to pass those along to schools that might be having a difficult time.
We hope you have a wonderful 2015-16 school year, and as always, if there is anything we can do to ease your burdens, please do not hesitate to contact us!
How true is that? Rhetorical question, I know BUT after three weeks of taking a break from my blog musings, I am ready to start anew. And yes, I have discovered some little things that have made my life happy!
I know I have done a blog on this before, but I have to share that it was so refreshing to see over 300 educators give up a Saturday to attend the OU Ipadpalooza to learn how to keep their classroom “fresh” and current using today’s technology.
What we can expect for state education revenues.
We're all familiar with teacher PD. But what about student PD? Probably not so much! Typically, this isn't even something we consider, probably because their main role in school is already focused on learning.