4 Conversations You Can Use to Hold Teachers Accountable

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want to Miss:
  • When a teacher violates an agreement Bosses issue mandates and threats, Leaders try to convince or cajole people to change, but Builders have a strategic conversation that gets to the root of the problem and secures a firm commitment from teachers to be more accountable in the future. 
  • There are four strategic conversational frameworks you can use. Once you understand them, you can choose the right framework based on your goals and the will and skill of the teacher you are addressing.
  • Choosing the right conversation and then following up means fewer headaches, less tension, and more commitment from teachers going forward.

Have you ever wished there were some magic words you could say to help teachers instantly take more ownership and accountability? Well, I’m sorry to tell you, there isn’t. But, there is something ALMOST as good. In this episode, we’re talking about 4 Strategic Conversations you can have with teachers to help them be more accountable. You’ll learn how to conduct all four and plus you can download a really cool freebie this week that will show you when you should use each type of conversation depending on your situation below.

Check out these highlights:
  • The four types of conversations you can use to help teachers take ownership of their own behavior and help them be more accountable for their commitments. [7:05]
  • Why reflective conversations are the hardest conversations to pull off successfully. [8:07]
  • The ONLY type of questions you should ask if you want genuine reflection from a teacher. [12:15]
  • The conversational approach you should use if you are trying to get teachers to commit to something for the first time. [14:48]
  • What conversational approach you should use if you want teachers to make a correction to their practice, and the specific steps you need to take to make it stick. [20:28]
  • Why you should NEVER default to a Directive conversation and the ONLY 2 conditions where a Directive Conversation is warranted.[25:00]
  • The right way and the WRONG way to use an MOU. [25:58]
  • How to reopen the lines of communication after a Directive Conversation even when there are hurt feelings, anger, and resentment. [32:28]
  • There are 3 caveats to keep in mind and they can make or break the success of your conversations with teachers. [36:58]
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