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In the first phase of the Nova E-ducação Festival, Fábio Oliveira, Vice President of the Eleva Group schools, invited Jackson Machado, Director General of Elite Rede de Ensino, and Rodrigo Villard, Director General of Pensi, for a chat about management educational. The result you see now!
What you will find in this article:
Educational management and students
Fábio starts the conversation by talking about the sector’s mission: “we exist to provide all the resources necessary for the complete training of students, in an environment where they feel happy and build remarkable memories”.
According to him, when we talk about complete training, we usually think about academic excellence, the development of socio-emotional skills and the construction of citizenship.
When we talk about a happy environment that helps to build memorable memories, we are referring to the memories that we ourselves bring from our school days.
For him, the first step in thinking about an environment that is capable of bringing together all these aspects is to answer the following question: “what types of things make the student create a greater bond with the institutions?”.
The Vice-President of the schools of Grupo Eleva states that, after many studies and researches, it was possible to conclude that there are 3 main reasons that make students create strong bonds with the school:
When students feel safe physically and emotionally within the school and in contact with other students and staff in the school environment;
When they are able to create affective bonds with the school community and feel part of the whole.
When they actively help to build a better school community.
Educational management and teachers
Jackson Machado then talks about the role of leaders in creating a welcoming and positive environment for teachers.
It is necessary to take into account that many teachers teach in several different schools, which, for the Director General of Elite Rede de Ensino, brings a hint of challenge, because, according to him, each school has a different profile and can wait different things from your teachers.
Jackson also sees this process through steps, the first of which is to feel the atmosphere of the school environment, which can only be done by walking around the school, paying attention to details, talking to students and collaborators.
After understanding how this environment is working and presenting it to the teacher, it is time to tell the professional, in fact, what is expected of him. Clarity and collaboration, for Jackson, are the keys to creating connections with teachers and also creating an environment where they want to be.
Educational management for those not in the classroom
Rodrigo Villard, Director General of Pensi, starts the topic by talking about the importance of professionals who are not in class, but make school happen. He says it is essential to create a healthy environment for the entire school community, and lists 3 pillars to be followed to make this happen:
It is important to ensure that everyone is moving in the same direction and that the purpose of the school is not only understood, but that it continues to be understood with each update.
And this can be done through group meetings, weekly or fortnightly, moments of notices, events, moments of reinforcement, school mission, among other actions.
For Villard, it is necessary to ensure that the ties between employees across the school are strong enough so that they do not break at the slightest sign of crisis.
For this, it is important that integration occurs, whether through events, celebrations of results, celebrations of birthdays, social gatherings outside of work, among other occasions.
It is extremely important that people realize the value of their work and that it is being seen. Therefore, Rodrigo points to recognition as an indispensable pillar.
This can happen through bonuses, but also through tributes in the most different ways.
“What is not measured is not generated. It is important to measure happiness, engagement, climate. ”, Concludes the Director.
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