Best Practices for Keeping Conversations Focused on Student Outcomes

Best Practices for Keeping Conversations Focused on Student Outcomes

Are you looking for tips and strategies to help facilitate and advance difficult conversations? Here at TASB, we know there’s a lot going on in the K-12 public education landscape, including debates on everything from COVID-19 and masks to critical race theory.

There’s no single roadmap but we do have resources to help school board members and district administrators navigate the various challenges, including important conversations around educational equity. Join us for one of three live webinars where you’ll hear from TASB staff on best practices for managing tough discussions and keeping your district focused on advancing student opportunities.

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If you want to register for Welcoming Difficult Conversations: A Toolkit for Divisive Times, click the date you’re interested in below. The free webinar will be offered:

At the conclusion of the 30-minute webinar, there will be time to ask questions and share concerns. All registered participants will earn 0.75 hour of continuing education credit. They’ll also be able to log into the Member Center for full access to our newest resource: A Toolkit for Divisive Times.

“We’re committed to helping all of our trustees and members stay focused on the important work they were elected to do in their communities,” said Dan Troxell, executive director of TASB. “These webinars and our new toolkit are designed with some key takeaways that are easy to apply, no matter the discussion.”

Among the topics covered in the toolkit are ways to explain educational equity and then five tips for managing tough conversations while advancing your district’s priorities and improving student opportunities.

“Local school board meetings have always been places where community input and feedback is welcomed — that’s our tradition here in the Lone Star State,” Troxell said. “It’s especially important right now that we ensure that practice continues in a respectful and productive way.”