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Our Blog: March 6, 2023

Thank You for Supporting Our Teachers

We couldn’t do it without you!  

We truly appreciate your family’s continued partnership as we support our teachers with enhanced professional development opportunities. Our company-wide, bi-annual Teacher In-Service Days (TISD) are an important aspect of the care we provide because we invest in comprehensive training, tools, and instruction for all our teachers. TISD is designed to further enhance their professional knowledge and capabilities while emphasizing safety and security, classroom technology, and educational strategies.  

Capable. Caring. Committed. 

This year's Winter TISD gave staff the opportunity to learn new skills, elevate family communication with SproutAbout®, and understand the importance of emotionally supportive relationships and positive interactions. Here are the key behaviors learned: 

Understanding the Power of Emotionally Supportive Relationships: Recognizing when a child is trying to communicate through their behavior and work to understand their needs by: 

  • Using the Respond, Reframe, Reinforce approach 
  • Getting to know each child on a personal level 
  • Interacting with respect, enthusiasm, and passion 

Impacting Children’s Learning through Positive Interactions: Turn everyday situations into powerful opportunities to learn by: 

  • Being present in the moment and focused on that individual child 
  • Use tips for connecting with each child to get to know them as individuals. 
  • Using strategies to extend individual children’s learning  

Using SproutAbout to Communicate More with Families: Increase the quality of SproutAbout communication sent to families by:  

  • Including educational tags 
  • Sending photos with children’s faces visible 
  • Sending lesson plan updates on Friday before the start of the upcoming week 
  • Use Family Sentiment and the 5 A’s of Service Recovery as a tool to retain families 

Certified Master Teacher Master Class: Master Teachers will now be able to create a strong coaching culture in their schools by: 

  • Developing trust 
  • Connecting 
  • Giving feedback 

Over the next few months, you will see each of these key takeaways at work in your child's school to positively impact the promise we deliver to you and your family every day.