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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!
When I talk to school leaders about how powerful a tool social media can be for engaging parents and their communities at large, common responses I hear are that they don’t want to open themselves up for even more criticism and that social media is more trouble than it’s worth.
Welcome back! I hope you have had time to rejuvenate and get revved up for the second half of the school year.
I recently participated in a webinar for school attorneys on the topic of how we can better serve and protect our immigrant student population in light of policy changes under the current presidential administration.
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.