Psychological Safety

Step 7: Think about how safe you feel (text-based image)

People need to feel safe taking risks as they learn and try out different techniques related to a new goal. They also need social support (source). You might ask yourself some of the following questions:

  • What are your concerns as you approach your new goal?
  • What hurdles do you need to overcome as you work to engage families in the transition to school?
  • What can you do to feel more comfortable/safe as you take risks in engaging parents in new ways around the transition to school?
  • Do you have the social support you need? If not, how can you obtain it? Are there other users of this board whom you can reach out to?

And, we all benefit from sharing experiences—offer support and advice to those who are working through these challenges!

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Step 8: Measure your progress (text-based image)

We know that when people track their goals and rate their use of strategies to reach those goals, it helps them keep their goals in mind in order to achieve maximum success. The following questions might be helpful as you consider your progress:

  • How will you assess whether the transition practices related to your goal are working?
  • Do you have an assessment tool that you’d be willing to share with others?
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Reflections & Next Steps

Step 9: Reflect on the process (text-based image)

We hope that you’ve had a great experience with the Let’s Talk Transitions! discussion board and have enjoyed interacting with us and other users!

In thinking about your participation, please tell us:

  • What have you learned from participating in this board?
  • In what ways have other users been helpful as you’ve undergone the process of setting and working toward your goal?
  • How can you get more out of your participation in the future?

As part of your participation in this board, we asked you to set a specific goal for engaging families during the transition to school. Tell us:

  • How well did the goal-setting process work for you?
  • How would you modify the process in the future?
  • What are your next steps? What additional resources, if any, do you need to complete those steps?

And, finally! Do you have any other thoughts you’d like to share?

Come back when you have a new goal to try out, want to share new resources, or want to reconnect!

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