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1 Effective communication as principal and vice- principal Basic Steps to Ensure Effective Communication Listen: Good listening skills and showing a genuine interest are attributes of a successful communicator. Use Names: When meeting people make sure you hear the persons name and use it right away so you will remember it.

2 Effective communication as principal and vice- principal Basic Steps to Ensure Effective Communication Get to the Point: Show value for peoples time by being as concise as possible when giving information. Let Others Talk: Dont be a person who does all the talking. Non-verbal Language: Ninety-five percent of our communication is non-verbal.

3 Effective communication as principal and vice- principal Basic Steps to Ensure Effective Communication Vocal Cues: Do not use an excessive amount of filler words. Create an Atmosphere of Openness: To establish a good relationship with staff and create a comfortable atmosphere.

4 Effective communication as principal and vice- principal Tips for Communicating with Parents Be visible. Set up parent office hours. Remember to listen. Remember some topics are off limits.

5 Effective communication as principal and vice- principal Tips for Communicating with Parents Share positive achievements. Outline your expectations. Ensure a consistency. Distribute information that will assist parents with their childs learning.

6 Effective communication as principal and vice- principal Tips for Communicating with Parents Keep the School Council in the loop via or phone between meetings. Keep a bulletin board outside the office with pertinent information. Consider setting up a suggestion box in or near the office for parents.

7 Effective communication as principal and vice- principal Scenarios The first group (A and B) is going to take scenario one and as the administrator discuss the plan of action. Involved: Administrator, teacher, parent and students. The second group (C and D) will take scenario two and as the administrator discuss the plan of action. Involved: Administrator, teacher, and parent.

8 Anti-Bullying and administration Bullying Definition: Is typically a form of repeated, persistent and aggressive behaviour that is directed at an individual or individuals that is intended to cause fear and distress and/or harm to another persons body, feelings, self-esteem, or reputation. Bullying occurs in a context where there is a real or perceived power imbalance.

9 Anti-Bullying and administration Cyber-bullying Definition: The use of information and communication technologies, such as ,cellphone and pager text messages, instant messaging, personal web sites and on-line personal polling web sites, to support deliberate, repeated and hostile behaviour by an individual or group, which is intended or perceived to harm others.

10 Anti-Bullying and administration Bullying Prevention TDSB Policy P.065 CUR: A whole-school approach that heightens expectations for a safe, caring and inclusive school climate.

11 Anti-Bullying and administration Each School Shall Develop a Safe and Caring Schools Team Implement school-wide bullying prevention and intervention plans as part of the School Improvement Plan Have teaching strategies that support school-wide bullying prevention policies in daily classroom teaching Procedures that allow students to report bullying incidents safely that will minimize the possibility of reprisals Training strategies for all administrators, teachers, and educational assistants on bullying prevention and intervention A review process to determine the effectiveness of the prevention and intervention policies and procedures

12 Anti-Bullying and administration Prevention Through the Curriculum 1) Character Development Program - monthly themes focused on 10 character traits. Respect Co-operation Responsibility Teamwork Honesty Kindness & Caring Empathy Integrity Fairness Perseverance

13 Anti-Bullying and administration 2) "Huddle Up" Bullying Prevention School Program * Argo football players/cheerleaders team up with students * Assemblies, T-shirts, posters spread the anti- bullying message * partnership with Canadian Safe Schools network

14 Anti-Bullying and administration 3) Be a Buddy, Not a Bully Program (K-8) * addresses the effects bullying has on on victims and bystanders and includes an extensive evaluation process * Support materials include training manual with lesson plans, activities evaluation tools and school posters and bookmarks.

15 Anti-Bullying and administration 4) Beyond the Hurt: RespectED (7-12) *nationally-recognized violence and abuse prevention program *is an interactive program that encourages pro-active approaches to anti-bullying through a planning model *delivered by certified staff RespectEd staff

16 Anti-Bullying and administration Related Documents PR.585: School Code of Conduct PR.697: Consequences of Inappropriate Student Behaviour P.064: Progressive Discipline and Promoting Positive Student Behaviour P.051: Safe Schools PR.698: Police-School Board Protocol


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