Who Owns Your School’s Narrative?

Steven WeberBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Principals and school staff should search social media on a regular basis to analyze the message(s) students, families, and stakeholders are sharing about the school and its image. Learn how to positively contribute to that narrative by having a plan and including many voices. Communicate enough positive messages on a regular basis so that a negative post won’t ruin … Read More

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

Lessons Learned From a Northern Town

Sandra WeirBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better

TL;DR: Respect the history of your stakeholders by being curious about how to improve interactions. There are many experiences, not things, to be grateful for. When you know better, you do better. Be willing and open to learn. The people you work with support you and are your family. Lean on each other. As you move on to new opportunities, … Read More

Riding the Waves of Change

Teach Better TeamBlog, Connect Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Change is inevitable. We should welcome the changes to the way we approach curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Those in the education world should research, ask good questions, and include all the various stakeholders who live and interact with the experiences on the frontlines. We need to make teaching and learning practices more accessible for students and families. The Crashing … Read More

Why School Administrators Need to Embrace Social Media

Jeff GargasBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better, Tech Better

TL;DR: Your community is on social media now more than ever. If you’re not utilizing social media to communicate with students, stakeholders, and staff, you’re not using a potentially valuable tool. In the “new world” of COVID-19, people are turning to social media even more. You should be there. There is so much value in simply listening to your community. … Read More