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Benefits of Positive Communication
Impact on Students and Classroom 3:12
Program Advocacy 3:37
Starting the Year Off Right
Setting Expectations 2:21
Building Relationships and Trust 3:35
Maintaining Documentation 2:58
Effective Communication Strategies
Creative Strategies 4:07
Impacting Students through Communication
Behavior Concerns 4:15
Academic Concerns 4:17
Creating Opportunities 3:29
Handling Difficult Situations
Maintaining Professionalism 5:20
Using Resources to Problem Solve 3:07
Understanding FOIA 4:32
Unlock Certificate: 5 Questions
2 PD Hours
1 Learn specific positive communication and relationship building strategies.
2 Explore the best practices for difficult conversations, including behavioral and academic concerns.
3 Investigate a variety of creative and unusual communication methods that will reach all your families.
Finding the time and energy to connect with hundreds of student families each year can feel daunting. However, building positive parent-teacher relationships is essential for the success of your students and your art program. Whether you’re wondering how to advocate for the arts or successfully address a behavioral or academic concern, this is the PRO Pack for you. Join arts administrator Nick Gehl as he provides insight and specific strategies for improving your communication home, all while benefiting your art program.
11. Relationship Building
A. Builds rapport and positive relationships with students
B. Creates and maintains an environment of respect
C. Maintains self-control in challenging situations
13. Professional Practice
A. Demonstrates reflective practice
B. Contributes to the school culture
A. Supports art education access for all students
B. Creates exhibits of student work for community interaction
C. Values the arts and communicates their importance
High School Art Administrator and PRO Facilitator
Nick Gehl is currently the Department Chair of Fine Arts at Evanston Township High School in Illinois. He is interested in enhancing the student experience, staff development, and leadership in the arts. He holds a bachelors degree in Art Education and masters degree in Educational Leadership.