October 6

Develop relationships with the new ones

I was in a meeting the other day and someone made a very important insight…. our problems are coming from the new ones (in schools that means our transfer ins). Ah, yes, I replied, “It is because we have not developed relationships with those kids.”


What are you doing to develop relationships with those who are new to your school? District? Or organization?


How you orient or welcome newcomers says a lot about where you place your priorities…

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Posted October 6, 2015 by drspikecook in category Blogging

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2 thoughts on “Develop relationships with the new ones

  1. Leah Whitford

    This is so true! When we haven’t yet established that relationship with the student of their family, they are less likely to trust us with issues that arise, which then often results in the problems getting bigger and more difficult to solve. I know that I work to build those relationships by introducing myself to new families, sharing my contact info, sitting down & getting to know our new students & checking in with them often, but I’m sure there are some that I am missing along the way. Thanks for bringing this need into the spotlight!


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