“Every adult, if seen, heard and valued for their strengths and gifts, has much to offer directly and indirectly to the growth and development of children. Family, school and community stakeholders are sources of connection and love, resources and opportunities, learning and play for our kids. They are sources of expertise in careers, hobbies and much more. They are sources of inspiration, hope and resilience.”
To create effective education systems and effective learning environments, all stakeholders need to come together in a meaningful way, through collaboration and therefore connection. And successful collaboration between all stakeholders means deep listening as well as active doing. Open, transparent dialogue results in all parties feeling seen, heard and valued, and in the end it’s the connection and compassion formed through those healthy relationships that creates successful teaching and learning outcomes.
Read more in this very interesting article: Getting Smart – ‘Getting Clearer: Stakeholders At The Heart of Education’)