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The First 100 Days: Communicate, Communicate, Communicate. Susie Meade Winterset Community Schools Jarrett Peterson Ankeny Community Schools. Communication is More Than Talking. Listening Non -verbal Emotional Awareness Stress Management - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • The First 100 Days: Communicate, Communicate, Communicate

    Susie Meade Winterset Community Schools Jarrett Peterson Ankeny Community Schools

  • Communication is More Than TalkingListeningNon-verbal Emotional AwarenessStress ManagementMindset -----transparency and customer service

  • Total Misunderstandinghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOd1jIDCeN8

  • Good Communication Is

    FrequentRecurringTargeted to specific audiencesMulti-channels (can be the same message)

  • Get to Know the Culture of Communication in Your District

    How are they already communicating?What are the expectations? Board, Internal, ExternalWhat is missing?What can be built and sustained in a reasonable amount of time?

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    Develop an Entry Plan Heavy on Communication

  • Communicating with the Board of Education Communicate to their preferencesCommunicate consistentlyErr on over communicationProvide processing timeThe Friday Update Vision Areas

  • Friday Update Template

  • Communicating with the Administrative Team

    Regular meetings (group and 1:1)Keep them informed include in the Friday UpdateInvolve them in the development of processesBe accessible 24/7Let them do their job and offer help often

  • Communicating with the Staff

    Get to know them (associations first, all second)Be visible in buildings and district eventsFace to face most effectiveEmail updates every couple of weeksRoundtable opportunitiesPraise and recognize people (be specific, aligned to goals)Dont forget the support staff

  • Communicating With and Being Involved in the Community

    Traditional modes newsletters, annual reports, press releasesSocial media dynamic website a must, Facebook, TwitterTry new ways electronic backpack, weekly e-mailsEmergency communication systemGet to know the media and develop a positive relationship

  • Key Things to Remember About Communication Know How to Spell!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8nqi-RrfX0

  • Key Things to Remember About Communication Dont assume people knowCommunicating once wont do it (7 Times 7 Ways Rule)Multiple generations to hit think about the different modes of communication each use

  • Key Things to Remember About Communication Develop a plan and dedicate resourcesDetermine what do you want people to know and doAnswer who, what, where, when, why and whats in it for meTarget the 60 (20-60-20)

  • Key Things to Remember About Communication Communication is a lot like teachingOld way I teach, You learnNew way Needs to be explicit --I do, We do, You do together, You do alone

  • Key Things to Remember About Communication Writing will most likely be the first impression people get of you6th grade levelnow 3rd grade level (!)Main point should be the first sentence or paragraph

  • Key Things to Remember About Communication Limit educationese AssessmentCohortDifferentiationKiddo

  • Key Things to Remember About CommunicationAvoid alphabet soupSIAC, PTO, PBIS, BOE, SAI, AEA, ACT, ESL, TQ & TL -- OMG!

  • Sometimes Its Not What But How You Say Ithttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uquRRrJh-L0

  • Lastly, Treat people as you would want to be treatedBe honest, straightforward, and sincereSaying, Im not sure about that and Ill get back to you is okayLead by exampleHire good people and give them the tools to effectively communicate

  • Questions