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What is the best advice you can give to your NEW colleagues to help them have an excellent start to their career here?



When Superintendent Dr. Brad Lancaster wanted to welcome a group of new staff to his district at the beginning of the school year, he decided to make it easier for them to hit the ground running by using Thoughtexchange.

A week before the annual back-to-school Convocation event, Dr. Lancaster launched an exchange with current staff to share their top tips for new staff to get them started on the right foot in the district.

“During the event, I asked all staff members who were new to our district this year to stand and be recognized,” Dr. Lancaster says. “I then shared the ‘Top 10’ pieces of advice from their long-tenure colleagues.

“Although this was just a fun event for the group, the feedback was exceptional and fun. Our new staff members felt genuinely welcomed to the district.”

Dr. Lancaster also saw the question as a simple way to introduce Thoughtexchange to all staff in his district and familiarize them with the software before he uses it for other purposes during the year.

“We wanted our staff to know that we will be utilizing this new software this year,” he says. “This question was a good way to introduce the process and also welcome our new staff to Lake Travis ISD. Rather than starting with a more serious topic, we tried something fun to show how Thoughtexchange works.”

Although this was just a fun event for the group, the feedback was exceptional and fun. Our new staff members felt genuinely welcomed to the district.Dr. Brad Lancaster, Superintendent

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