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Connecting Through Leadership

The Promise of Precise and Effective Communication in Schools

By: Jasmine K. Kullar

Strengthen your communication skills in order to inspire, motivate, and connect with every member of your school community, from teachers to students to parents. Overcome the challenges of organizational communication and implement classroom engagement strategies with this self-development resource.

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Connecting Through Leadership

The success of a school greatly depends on the ability of its leaders to communicate effectively. In Connecting Through Leadership, author Jasmine K. Kullar details how to verbally and nonverbally inspire, motivate, and connect with every member of a school community, from teachers to students to parents. The book includes questions for reflection and concludes with a five-month communication challenge designed to help leaders put what they learned into action.

Use this resource as your action plan for developing strong communication skills:

  • Learn how to become a charismatic presenter and promote student engagement with effective communication skills.
  • Gain strategies for having tough conversations central to teacher leadership.
  • Discover how to communicate effectively through written and oral communication.
  • Review the ways in which body language can impact your message.
  • Understand how body language affects communication and other intrapersonal skills.
  • Analyze your communication strengths and weaknesses to create personal improvement goals and build your school leadership abilities.

Additional Information

Product Code: BKF927

ISBN: 9781949539417

Page Count: 160

“Whether you are an aspiring leader, a new leader, or an experienced leader committed to ongoing learning, strong communication skills can be your most valuable asset or a barrier to success. In Connecting Through Leadership: The Promise of Precise and Effective Communication in Schools, Jasmine Kullar leaves nothing out! The effective strategies outlined, coupled with the opportunity to reflect and self-assess, make this book a must-have, no matter where you are on your journey.”

Julie A. Schmidt, superintendent of schools, Kildeer Countryside CCSD 96

Connecting Through Leadership is a true toolkit for anyone facilitating change or leading a system! Dr. Kullar has created a clear and concise ‘what to do’ and ‘what not to do’ resource for the essential strands of communication that is research-based, easy to use, and truly relevant to day-to-day life in leadership. The reflection questions and tools for immediate application help the reader process the information and find ways to improve practice immediately. This book will be an invaluable resource for new leaders and a trusted go-to for veterans to ensure we are communicating in the most effective ways possible to keep systems moving forward.”

Heather Friziellie, superintendent, Fox Lake Grade School District 114, Illinois

Connecting Through Leadership is a must-read for leaders who are looking for practical and pragmatic strategies for improving their leadership practice. Too often, books on leadership avoid the hard questions of how to effectively lead and communicate. Dr. Kullar provides a treasure trove of leadership and communication strategies that will help any leader make deeper connections and improve their schools.”

Eric Twadell, PhD, superintendent, Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Illinois

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