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Respect community values.

Why is it important to align your district values to the values found in the homes of students in the community? Today, Superintendent Dr. Larry Ouimette shares how his small northern Wisconsin school district incorporates the local Native American Ojibwe Tribe into all aspects of education. Dr. Ouimette explains that public respect of local culture has a significant bearing on the success of his students. Listen to learn more about how the Lac du Flambeau School District prioritizes community values in its mission, vision and strategic plan.

This episode answers questions such as:

  • Does local culture have a purpose in our classrooms?
  • How can local values impact decision making and district practices?
  • How can we deepen community services and support the integration of cultural artifacts into education?

Featured Episode Resources

AASA | EMBEDDING LOCAL CULTURE IN STUDENT LEARNING

The unorthodox journey of a rural district serving Native American youth that aspires for organizational excellence.

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SE | DOES LOCAL CULTURE HAVE A PLACE IN SCHOOLS?

Are culture and context of learning really that important? Yes, absolutely! Yet in traditional academic settings, culture is often presented as a series of facts separate from students and their lived experiences. Hence, this disconnect is a dire opportunity lost in and of itself. Did you know that context or local culture, in this case, contributes to how well we learn?

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9P | LISTEN INTENTLY

Did you know, humans spend 70% of their time communicating, in which 45% is spent listening? Considering how much time we spend listening, it makes sense to try and become more effective listeners.

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comfort zone team learningSE | BUILDING THE CONDITIONS FOR A LEARNING CULTURE

Learning, innovation and creativity happen when people are open and willing to take risks and sometimes fail. To effectively function in teams, we have to help individuals overcome the fear of leaving their comfort zone and maximize their potential.

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Connect with Coaches and Guests

The challenges over the last year may have kept us at a physical distance, but we are here with you and we have other ways for you to connect with your leadership community. Our listeners can engage with our coaches and expert guests every week at virtual roundtable discussions and at our upcoming conferences.

Explore our upcoming events:

september 2021

28sep2:00 pm2:45 pmVirtual EventHow to: Provide Performance Feedback Aligned to ValuesRoundtable

october 2021

27octAll Day28Virtual EventWhat's Right in Education 202110th Annual Education Leadership Conference

march 2022

07marAll Day08Virtual EventDestination High PerformanceWest Coast

may 2022

17mayAll Day18Destination High PerformanceHigher Education Leadership Conference

july 2022

27julAll Day28Destination High PerformanceMilwaukee

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