On parents and schools.
If I as a parent have thoughts, ideas and/or concerns concerning the schools my children attend, what do I do?
I’m guessing most teachers, principals and anybody else working within the school system, laugh a bit at what Seth answered: You must understand that parental involvement is a pain in the ass.
So he flipped it around. Not saying parents shouldn’t be concerned, shouldn’t contribute with thoughts and ideas. No. Not at all.
Instead – asking myself the question: How am I contributing? How can I contribute?
Not to assume I know what do to, and how to do it best. But offer it up, the thoughts, ideas, good examples. Humbly. Earning my voice, by actually providing value, in one way or another. Engaging in a conversation.
Asking the teacher or principal: What can I do? What do you need? Is there any way I can contribute with this thing?
Reflection #17 of 24 from the notes I took and the experience I had at the Seth Godin Q&A-session in London, November 2015. These reflections will constitute my Advent Calendar for 2015, and will be posted daily from December 1st to the 24th.