Parent Engagement with JC Pohl Transformative Principal 574

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In this episode, Jethro is joined by JC Pohl, of to discuss his new book Rising Above: A Story of Positive School Conflict Resolution
  • Background is in film and Rising Above is told in a narrative format
  • Monica is modeling the behaviors she’s experiencing
  • Conflict is such a negative term. 
  • Relate at the human level
  • Connect, then collaborate
  • Give people a voice in the plan, and let them stay in and move forward
  • Be curious, ask questions
  • We have to go out of our way to make the face-to-face communications needed.
  • Administrators do need to have PR and need to have marketing skills
  • Made to Stick by Chip and Dan Heath
  • How to partner with parents, rather than dictate to parents
  • Not every family is playing with a full deck when it comes to parent involvement - 
  • Invite parents into the school more. 
  • Scavenger hunt outside of Dallas

About JC Pohl
JC Pohl is an award-winning producer, nationally recognized speaker, and certified counselor who has reached more than 12 million people with his efforts to build school culture and empower student voices. He has produced groundbreaking programs such as TEEN TRUTH and RISING UP, and award-winning content for companies such as Warner Brothers, ESPN, and Disney. He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and can be reached on Facebook and LinkedIn or directly at

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