Quick Coaching Guide: First Impressions are Lasting Impressions
The front office and entryway are more than places for people to gather or ask for information. They are places where school begins for students, parents, teachers, and visitors, and where the values and beliefs of the school are reflected. A welcoming, clean, and organized front office and entryway presents a first impression of the school community and how they work together and support one another. This Guide offers ways to create a first impression of a welcoming, warm, and safe school, and how doing so will develop students’ sense of significance and belonging, providing them an opportunity to thrive in the learning community. A multifaceted tool for ongoing, embedded professional development, Quick Coaching Guides encapsulate a specific topic through the Responsive Classroom lens and offer educators unique tools for reflection, learning, and planning for change.