Shared Communication: It is also important to ensure that all educators know what is happening in the classroom, share messages from parents or read in mailbags. What system will you use to ensure everyone is on the same page? Using a communication log on a clipboard can be helpful. As we know, once the day begins we can easily forget to mention things to our partners or forget what was said during conversations with parents. Being on the same page in terms of communication allows for mutual respect, trust and eases anxiety by knowing what is expected and how to handle it.
You can choose courage, or comfort: Brene Brown states that "you can choose courage or you can choose comfort, but you cannot have both". In any relationship you are often faced with moments when you have a clear choice...courage or comfort. You can choose to be comfortable and avoid conflict or something that is bothering you. Or...you can choose to be courageous and have a conversation about something that is bothering you or something that you don't believe in. Being courageous and taking risks is a really uncomfortable feeling...but it truly is the only way to experience growth and to move forward in relationships.