Each EmpowerED 3.2.1 features 3 Big Ideas, 2 Quotes, and 1 Question with lots of links to resources from different perspectives such as business and industry, medicine, athletics, economics, recreation, and parenting as well as music and the arts. The goal of these brief commentaries is to advance our thinking about how that wide array of information connects with and supports our work as educational leaders. We don’t think you can find a short read like this anywhere else.
Marcia Baldanza is also the author of Professional Practices, a Just ASK Senior Consultant. and adjunct professor at Virginia Tech. She examines research from multiple fields to help school district leaders improve, enhance, and increase staff and student performance. She uses her more than 25 years of experience as a teacher, turnaround principal, director of state and federal programs, director of school reform and accountability, supervisor of principals, and mom to offer practical strategies and insightful reflections from the field to help answer the powerful and essential questions embedded in Just ASK publications and consulting services.
The January 22nd issue of EmpowerED 3.2.1titled “Communicating with Families” is now available. Marcia writes “I write this as a teacher, a school leader, and a parent of a teenager in eighth grade. I’ve learned a few things over these nine+ months about what’s important to communicate and which methods seem to work better for families. I’ve missed my share of information by skimming emails that were too long, saying I’ll go back later when I have more time. I’ve inadvertently placed the wrong date on a calendar because it was changed three times prior to the final date. Given those and many other experiences, my 3 Big Ideas about communicating with families in this issue are Be Empathetic, Be Consistent, and Go Beyond Grades” Read now!