Teacher Discipline and Staff Policies [7FMS Ep. #55]

by Daniel Patterson

 

On last week’s episode, we answered the question: “Is it a school owner’s job to nag their teachers about communication?”

We answered that… and we did it with a live audience!

After we concluded that episode, we spent an hour answering audience questions on a variety of topics around teacher discipline, communication policies, having the nerve to enforce your standards, and practical tips for managing your team.

We decided to release selections from that live Q&A as their own episode… as there is a lot of wisdom that Nate and I gave to the live audience.

Here’s what we cover in the episode:

  • Welcome to our Q&A about teacher discipline and communication policies!
  • “When I don’t have an admin other than myself at the studio, I would like to have teachers take on a community manager role, such as closing the studio down at the end of the day.”
  • Nate’s steps to hiring internally (i.e. hiring teachers to be community managers)
  • How Brooklyn Music Factory’s communication policies encourage respect and openness etween teachers & managers
  • How to create communication policies regarding teacher time off
  • The reason you aren’t getting what you want in business
  • The pivotal point for Grow Your Music Studio that caused Daniel to optimize his team training 
  • How Nate conducts his team training day, centered around creating great communication practices and storytelling
  • How to invest in your business when the outcomes are unsure
  • The real reason why Daniel and Nate don’t have communication issues with their team
  • “My team won’t engage with me or with each other… and I’ve tried everything!”
  • Framing the “Why” around your teacher & team’s modes of communication

Click below to listen to the episode.

 

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Daniel Patterson is a private teacher, writer, and marketing consultant for music schools. He began teaching in 2004. He co-founded and led marketing operations for a summer music camp that sees over 200 children each summer.

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