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The Myth of The Open Door Policy


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The “open-door policy” has trickled into our school culture, because we think that it makes our staff feel valued and appreciated, since they know they can come talk to us at any time, for anything. 

This is a re-air of one of the most downloaded episodes in the Schools of Excellence podcast. Given the number of new subscribers, I wanted to bring this back for those who are newer listeners. 

In a nutshell, I speak about:

  • The myth of the open door policy
  • How the application of this myth is likely to negatively impact your school
  • What you should be doing instead

Resources and links mentioned in this episode:

Access the School of Excellence Time Management Bundle for only $47 HERE

Access the Scripts Workbook HERE.

Download the free door sign HERE.


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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.

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