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How to Mentor Veteran Staff


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We all need a sense of belonging. 

And when new teachers come in, they come with this innate human need to belong to a community. 

So how do you, as a school leader, facilitate this?

In this podcast episode, I share tips on how you can create a culture of belonging at your school. 

Remember, just because your new teachers are on the payroll, and they have a spot in the teacher’s room, doesn’t mean they belong.

They are still trying to fit in.

Connecting them with people who’ve walked this path before will create a culture that will look dramatically different.

Because creating a culture of belonging is powerful.

This all begins with mentoring your veteran staff.

In a nutshell, I talk about:

  • How to design an environment where both veteran and new teachers are part of leveling up and raising the bar of excellence within the organization.
  • The 4 common struggles that new staff have.
  • Strategies on how your veteran staff can model and create a community for new staff.

… and so much more!

Resources and links mentioned in this episode:

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You get 24/7 access to exclusive templates & training to help you motivate your staff and build a collaborative culture that positively impacts the lives of children.

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More about the show:

If you are an Early Childhood director or owner, prepare to transform your school and life with the Schools of Excellence podcast. Tune in each week to learn from Chanie Wilschanski, the founder and host of the Schools of Excellence Podcast and a mom of 4 little kids. Each episode will be packed with tools and strategies – equipping you to build schools with higher staff retention, teacher motivation, parent partnership, collaborative culture, and beautiful quality of life.

Every week, Chanie shares the truth about the journey to excellence, the strategies that are working TODAY, and the mindset about the critical decisions and choices that you make every day which impact yourself, your teachers, parents, family, and children who you serve every day.

In addition to weekly solo episodes, she’ll also be inviting industry leaders and the changing makers of the landscape of education to give listeners the inside knowledge of what it takes to sustain excellence.

Don’t miss an episode, subscribe today for everything you need for your leadership journey!