about a 2 minute read[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Leadership was top of mind for the founders of #suptchat this month, becoming the much discussed focus of November’s Tweet-up. By bringing superintendents from across North America together, #suptchat discussions offer great perspectives on the issues facing leaders in education. The question we are showcasing this month is:
Q: When becoming a superintendent, how do you begin to engage your community in meaningful ways?
Focus on the Positive
Learn from Others
Use Multiple Platforms
These tweets, shared by current Superintendents, form a simple plan for engaging that works either as a starting point for those embarking on engaging their communities, or as guiding principles for those who are already established in their communities.
Start with your own mindset. How are you seeing your stakeholders and how can you see them in the most positive light possible? From there, reach out and listen in as many ways as possible so their thoughts inform your plan. Finally, share what you heard and how you are making it happen. Keep sharing, and then start the process again.
What are your thoughts? What made you successful in connecting with your community?
Share your perspectives by commenting below, or email us with your ideas for blog posts that could further this discussion.
On the first Wednesday of every month at 7:00pm CT, a group of engaged and forward thinking superintendents gather around the Twitter hashtag #suptchat to share ideas and strategies for improving education.
Read Telling Your Story – Successful Strategies from October’s #suptchat Tweet-Up
Read Developing Critical Thinking Skills in Students – 11 Strategies from September’s #suptchat Tweet-Up[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]