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What is an Intentional Conversation? • Patterson et al.: A crucial conversation is a discussion between two or more people where (1) stakes are high (2) opinions vary, and (3) emotions run strong. • Jackson: Strategic conversations • are a series of targeted, individualized • interactions with teachers designed to • help them significantly improve the • impact the impact of their teaching • behaviors on student achievement.
What is an Intentional Conversation? • Scott: Powerful, strong, unbridled, unrestrained, robust. It means coming from behind yourself into the conversation and making it real. • Abrams: Whenever you feel uncomfortable, havesecondthoughts, or trytoavoid saying what you need to say, what you aren’t saying is your hard conversation.
Let’s assess how well you handle intentional conversations…
When we avoid intentional conversations: • Our beliefs and our actions are notaligned • We experience a high level of tension and discomfort • We give silent support to others • Our trustworthiness can be • questioned
In order to have successful intentional conversations you must have a PLAN!
Is the conversation you are having going to provide encouragingfeedback or constructivefeedback?
How to plan an Intentional Conversation S B I THINK
S B I … Capture the… ituation (Context) … Describe the… ehavior good improve … Deliver the… mpact on…students, me, group, organization