Improving Stakeholder Communication

Dana GoodierBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: Remember to offer in-person, live, virtual, and recorded access to events so everyone has access. Make sure your school website is up to date. Consider the use of video messages as a form of communication. Consider different modalities of communication and participation for families and the community to get involved with the school. Every beginning to a new school … Read More

Welcome Forward! Creating an Engaging First Day of School

Bobbie FrenchBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Plan your first day of school so that students (and staff) are excited for day two. Increase engagement and excitement on the first day of school with chalk the walk, photo ops, pep rallies, and music & competition. Although some of you may have already returned to school, we’re gearing up for the 2021-2022 school year on the East … Read More

Developing School Culture No Matter Who You Are

Martin SilvermanBlog, Connect Better

TL;DR: When hiring new staff, consider those who move your vision forward.  Non-teaching staff members (counselors, librarians, paraprofessionals, custodians, etc.) play a big role in developing school culture. Parents and community members are vital to the building of school culture.  My assistant principal is involved in a book study for a book that is based on the premise that you … Read More