Associate Head of School,
Girls Preparatory School (TN)
The path to Conversation Culture is unique at every school.
Some schools go “all in” while others start in a specific division, department, or grade-level. Leaders choose the programs they want — or sometimes we work together to build something entirely new.
But one thing is always true: R.E.A.L. programs work best when aligned to your school’s strategic objectives and your leadership vision. This takes work up front – but allows you to measure mission-aligned impact down the road.
It all starts with a “Conversation about Conversation!” You bring your ideas and team members you want to include off-the-bat; we’ll bring resources (case studies! dashboards! footage from R.E.A.L. Conversation Lab classrooms!) and questions that will make you think.
And we’ll talk about teaching and celebrating conversation skills on your campus. These sessions are free and tend to be very generative (and nerdy-fun!).
Our signature program is R.E.A.L.® Discussion: a research-backed method for explicitly teaching and equitably assessing in-person discussion skills in Humanities classes, starting in grade 6.
And yes – R.E.A.L.® includes mission-aligned dashboards show student skill development, feelings of belonging, and sense of purpose.
R.E.A.L.® Skills for Life
R.E.A.L.® skills matter beyond Humanities Class. Our R.E.A.L. Skills for Life Trainings show faculty the basics, so they see current research around Gen-Z’s communication crisis and incorporate R.E.A.L.® skills and routines into their classes, advisories, and teams.
We can emphasize learner-centeredness, belonging, wellbeing or leadership development – whatever aligns best to your strategic priorities!
Conversation Culture Strategy Workshops
Conversation Culture should exist in conference rooms, not just classrooms, on your campus. Today’s operational and team leaders deserve reflection opportunities and tools to build trust, restore nuance, and make all voices heard.
- Conversation Culture From Mission to Action (For Admin Teams)
- Conversation Culture in the Conference Room (For Managers)
R.E.A.L.® in the Community
Other school stakeholders – like parents, trustees, or alumni – often love to join the effort to cultivate Conversation Culture on your campus. It’s amazing how much these folks care and want to serve the needs of today’s students.
We will design custom programming to engage constituencies beyond students, faculty, and staff, depending on your needs and dreams! Reach out below.