Dufferin-Peel Catholic DSB Building Connections & Collaboration - Department Heads

Thinking About All Learners

Achieving Excellence: A Renewed Vision for Education in Ontario

Practical Ideas from Dufferin-Peel CDSB

Building Relational Trust (Nov 30, 2016)
  • Modeling for colleagues by engaging in positive talk
  • Listening, listening, listening
  • Sharing ideas of colleagues with rest of the team
  • Sharing your own challenges
  • Sharing responsibilities
  • Engaging in respectful dialogue and avoiding gossip
  • Being consistent
  • Sharing vision for department

More Ideas from across Ontario

Appreciative Inquiry - Themes of Success (March 9, 2017)
  • Being patient and persevering as we do not always seeing immediate impact of our actions and words
  • Being open to collaboration
  • Engaging in respectful dialogue
  • Understanding that small actions can have big impact
  • Working as a team to support students
  • Celebrating success
  • Modelling genuine care
  • Having perspective of what is success
  • Being open ourselves to reciprocal learning
  • Recognizing the importance of timing of our support
  • Inspiring our colleague(s) by believing in them
  • Thinking about....accept, accepting, acceptance
  • Seeing potential in the person (colleague or student)
  • Sharing passion and happiness
Observable Indicators of Learning Focused Conversations
  • Eye contact
  • Outstretched hand / Hand gestures
  • Gestures to map conversation
  • Shared dialogue guided by mentor's questions
  • Leaning in
  • Nodding
  • Mirroring in body language / tone of voice
Sunny March Morning in DPCDSB

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