Post Discussion: Communication Experiences
Share two of your experiences (one positive, one negative) in communicating with any of the publics you identified in Week 1. Summarize the events and describe why the experience was positive or negative.
Support your statements with evidence from the required studies and your research. Cite and reference your sources in APA style.
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The following materials are required studies for this week. Complete these studies at the beginning of the week, and save these materials for future use.
The School and Community Relations (Gallagher, Bagin, & Moore, 2016)
- Chapter 4: Policies, Goals, and Strategies
- Chapter 5: Administering the Program
- Chapter 6: The Communication Process
- Chapter 7: Communicating with Internal Publics
- Chapter 8: Communicating with External Publics
Publics Identified in Week 1:
- Assistant Principal
- Office staff
- School Nurse
- Cafeteria Staff
- Public Safety Officers
- Tech Professional
- County Council
- City Council
- Social Worker
- Local nonprofit staff
- Local Farm Workers
- Church Youth Pastor
- Substitute Teachers
- Concordia peers
- Concordia Professors
- Local College students
- Teacher Assistants
- Football coaches
- Tennis coaches
Most of individuals that I interface with every day derive from communications at work and along the commute. When I began the list, it did not take me long to think of 25 contacts. While examining the list I found myself considering even more names that could be included. This made me consider the various kinds of individuals that must work collaboratively to ensure the success of the school. I additionally incorporated the brilliant day by day communications with my Concordia peers and professors.
These interactions form both a network and family. In some cases, working with such a significant number of diverse individuals can be difficult, but everyone has an important role and I believe everyone should be respected for their part in accomplishing the goals of the school. The majority of the individuals I associate with have the shared objective to ensure the success of the school. It is truly amazing to be a part of this network of roles and partnerships that make teaching students possible.