When preparing to implement Positive Action on a large scale it’s important to inform all the stakeholders. This primarily includes outreach to Teachers and Parents.
In most instances, the initial Teacher reaction is a sense of dread as another mandated program or initiative is perceived as a distraction from quality teaching time with their students. Teacher and program fatigue is widespread.
It’s the responsibility of school leaders to address these concerns and begin discussing how Positive Action aligns with classroom objectives. When Teachers realize that Positive Action can help them in the classroom, participation becomes commonplace and the school begins to flourish.
Positive Action also encourages school leaders to inform Parents about the program. The skills and concepts that students learn from Positive Action will affect their family life. By reaching out to Parents about Positive Action, school leaders can prevent any misunderstandings a Parent may have when their child comes home talking about positive actions and the TAF circle.
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