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Be Intentional With Your Time With Faculty

Pearls of Wisdom
By Gail Smith
Be Intentional With Your Time With Faculty

For over 30 years international school leaders, teachers, and counselors have come together for PTC professional learning experiences. Each day of every program begins with a 'pearl of wisdom,' a 'nugget of knowledge,' or a 'gem of inspiration' from one of the participants. We are delighted to offer our readers around the world these powerful stories, insights, and strategies, all dedicated to our shared mission of ever more and better learning for our children.  

In this Pearl, Gail discusses how meeting one-on-one with faculty and staff, or at least providing the opportunity to meet, creates openness and connectedness. Even though it’s a huge investment of time, it’s one worth making. It builds relationships and creates trust, not only for new administrators but for continuing leaders as well. You never know what’s coming next so having a strong foundation of support is important.

Gail Smith is the secondary principal at the Taejon Christian International School in Korea.

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