Effective Communication Processes

Effective Communication is a two-way process, embracing both formal and informal structures. It prioritizes meeting the needs and reaching out to those farthest from opportunity. Intentional listening actively seeks out the good and positive aspects. By strengthening the school’s identity and reinforcing the shared vision for readiness, communication structures foster a cohesive and purposeful educational community.

Statements Depicting the Ideal Pursuit of a School

  • Communication is bi-directional, encompassing both formal and informal structures.
  • Communication structures prioritize meeting the needs of and reaching those furthest from opportunity.
  • Intentional listening emphasizes what is good and positive.
  • Communication structures strengthen the school’s identity and reinforce the shared vision for readiness.

Key Resources


“To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.” -Anthony Robbins

“I think for any relationship to be successful, there needs to be loving communication, appreciation, and understanding.” -Miranda Kerr

Reflection Prompts

  • Which groups within your school community are contributing to regular communication at school?
  • Who is listening and responding to communication? What groups currently are not represented in current communication? Who is not being served by current communication channels and why?
  • What are the missed opportunities for students to own the message around the school’s vision for readiness and identity? How can students be given more opportunities to learn from and communicate with peers and families regularly?

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