In this episode, we are speaking with Jennifer Abrams. Jennifer is an international educational and communications consultant who trains and coaches teachers, administrators and others on successful instructional practices, new teacher support, supervision and evaluation, generational savvy, having hard conversations and effective collaboration skills.
Here is what we talked about:
- Tell us about the big ideas or essential questions behind your book – The MultiGenerational Workplace.
- You begin the text by defining the generations. Help us understand these distinctions.
- You discuss working with multiple generations. Why is it important for us to consider this in our workplace?
- What do you mean by school-savvy etiquette?
- We have recently adopted a Profile of a Graduate in which we highlight knowledge, skills, and dispositions for our graduates. We focus on the 4cs including communication and collaboration. In your book, you discuss communicating to collaborate. Tell us what that means in this context.
- Why is it important for us to recruit and retain the generations in education?
- We invest significant human and financial resources in professional learning. Why should we differentiate for our generations?
- What’s next for you, Jennifer? What are you working on now?
Thanks so much for joining us, Jennifer! To learn more about Jennifer’s work visit…
Explore Additional Resources:
- The Multigenerational Workplace
- Hard Conversations Unpacked – The Whos, the Whens, and the What-Ifs
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- How will you consider multi-generational differences in your system?
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