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THE INTENTIONAL SCHOOL: Specific & Practical Steps to Ensure that We Deliver What Are Promising
A mission statement, though a good beginning, is just words. For example, if it states that we prepare students for life and success, can every member of our staff write down on a blank file card in ninety seconds five specific things that every one of us says or does every day in our interactions with students that accomplishes that goal?
- How much more motivated and successful would our staff be if it could?
- How much greater would be the support of our community if every staff member could do this with precision, depth of understanding, and confidence?
By the way, writing down “supporting and encouraging them to be life-long learners” doesn’t count, unless everyone can explain exactly how we do that—they have to be able to answer the question, “OK, but by doing and saying what specific things every day?”
This session provides the tools to put muscle in our mission. It leads us through the steps we need to follow to make sure that our limited resources are focused like a laser on what is most important. The benefits of community support and staff unity and motivation are worth the effort!