Onboarding Practices

Onboarding Practices encompass purposeful alignment with the school’s shared vision for readiness and shared identity. They offer comprehensive support from a coach/mentor, including both formal and informal elements. The focus is explicitly on the nuances and key moves (rituals and routines) that resonate with the identity, promoting equitable practices. A multi-year progression of support is established, communicated, and provided, fostering continuity and growth within and between years.

Statements Depicting the Ideal Pursuit of a School

  • Evaluation processes incorporate and align with the school’s shared vision for readiness and purpose.
  • Provide explicit connections to key schoolwide moves, including rituals and routines.
  • Align with and support the school’s shared identity, reinforcing values, beliefs, and shared mental models.
  • Recognize the “Ideal Team Player” qualities (People Smart, humble, committed to professional growth).
  • Reinforce the power of the collective, promoting a shift from “me” to “we.”


“The ratio of We’s to I’s is the best indicator of the development of a team.” -Lewis B Ergen

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