Creating Professional Learning Communities as part of your Professional Development Plan offers an excellent way to build and improve relationships between teachers while deepening their knowledge and expanding their skill sets. Read this article from LaRena Heath for four concrete suggestions to help educators get the most out of professional learning communities.
Maintaining Professional Relationships with Colleagues from Sanford Inspire. It provides concrete actions to take to maintain professional relationships with colleagues in a school setting. The article also shares four guiding principles for maintaining positive relationships. Operate with an assets-based perspective. Engage in reflexivity. Build rapport. Maintain professional boundaries.
Watch this five-minute Weekly Circles video to help you create an effective Community Circles practice for your teaching staff.
While rooted in restorative practice for students, utilizing Community Circles with staff is a powerful tool for not only building relationships and working through issues, but for promoting self-care and staff wellness. For great insights into the benefits of using Healing Circles with staff, read and share this post from Mindful Schools.