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If These Walls Could Talk...What Messages Can You Share with Staff, Students, & Families?

If These Walls Could Talk...What Messages Can You Share with Staff, Students, & Families?

I had the opportunity to visit Facebook to learn how other school districts and businesses were using Workplace: Facebook's answer to connecting whole organizations with familiar tools like chat, Facebook Live, and groups, so they can turn ideas into action. While it comes with a price tag for businesses, it happens to be free for education institutions.

But this post isn't about that, it is about the messages you see as you walk around the Facebook offices. These messages come in the form of signs, many created and posted by employees and partners about core values at Facebook.

You can check out the photos below to see what some of that is and the messages it sends to staff and visitors. As you do, think about what signs your staff might place around your office or school. Or, if you are a teacher, what might students want to post around their classroom? Messages in your schools and classrooms that come from those who work and study in these spaces, helps build culture. And, don't forget to invite your partners, the community and families, to contribute as well.

Lisa Nielsen writes for and speaks to audiences across the globe about learning innovatively and is frequently covered by local and national media for her views on “Passion (not data) Driven Learning,” "Thinking Outside the Ban" to harness the power of technology for learning, and using the power of social media to provide a voice to educators and students. Ms. Nielsen has worked for more than a decade in various capacities to support learning in real and innovative ways that will prepare students for success. In addition to her award-winning blog, The Innovative Educator, Ms. Nielsen’s writing is featured in places such as Huffington Post, Tech & Learning, ISTE Connects, ASCD Wholechild, MindShift, Leading & Learning, The Unplugged Mom, and is the author the book Teaching Generation Text.

Disclaimer: The information shared here is strictly that of the author and does not reflect the opinions or endorsement of her employer.