What’s important to you, is important to me.
Families are a great resource for educators. They offer a unique perspective and window into the life of our students. When we approach building relationships with families the same way we approach building a team within our organization, students are more successful. Today’s guest, Dr. Holly Ellis shares how leaders can invest their effort into relationships that increase student engagement and confidence.
This episode answers questions such as:
- Why is it essential for schools to engage families in relationships to support students?
- How can leaders find time to build relationships with families?
- What tools and strategies help leaders increase family engagement and confidence?
Featured Episode Resources
SE | THE FOUR MOST IMPORTANT QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN ROUNDING
Leader rounding is different from what we thought it was. Most importantly, rounding is an opportunity to build relationships with our employees–get to know them, what they like, what they relate to, the people who are most important to them and other things that define employees as individuals.
SE | BUILDING THE CONDITIONS FOR A LEARNING CULTURE
How can educators support student and adult learning? To learn or improve requires that people leave the comfort zone and take on uncharted territory. As leaders in education, it is our mission to help adults and students leave their comfort zones.
SE | FIND HARMONY BETWEEN PRIORITIZING PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONAL OUTCOMES
Leaders who facilitate trust building and team cohesion help employees to avoid suffering the burnout feeling from extended periods of change. Increased stress affects individuals differently. Therefore, it is more important than ever that we attend to emotions in our workplaces.
SE | BUILD STAKEHOLDER TRUST IN UNCHARTED TIMES
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