Why is this statement the standard? Two reasons. Our mission at Studer Education is to help education systems achieve measurable results that produce positive outcomes in student achievement, employee engagement, support services, and financial efficiencies and productivity. So, the first reason is to share our message. Here’s a timeline:
8:26 a.m. Captured a picture of our colleague Quint Studer presenting the keynote address at the Florida School Boards Association summer conference.
8:33 a.m. Posted photo to Twitter along with “Quint at @flschoolboards || #
educoach # schoolleaders # wrie @studergroup @ studereducation @ janetpilcher @ LrngLdr”
The post was retweeted 4 times reaching potentially 4,500 Twitter users; hashtags provided additional opportunities for experts in those areas to connect with the post.
The retweet by the Florida School Board Association placed the post on the front page of the organization’s conference website.
Our Twitter feed, @StuderEducation, earned a superintendent and school board member as new followers.
All that happened before 8:46 a.m. Of course, that was only the “whirlwind” beginning. Brief numbers yesterday show @StuderEducation with 17 different Twitter notifications including more than 20 “favorites” of tweets made about our colleagues – our founder, Quint Studer’s keynote; our colleagues Drs. Janet Pilcher and Robin Largue’s presentation “Alignment of Decision Making and Spending” – from us sharing our message via five (organic) tweets.
The second reason is to share who we are. Usually a tough one for me given my “negative 51” privacy on the Management By Strengths profile, but not so tough when I have the pleasure of sharing about and recognizing my colleagues! Here’s one example of who we are. During a flurry of texts yesterday among three of us, all in different parts of the state, one colleague described, “It was standing room only during the morning presentation!” In the congratulatory response, a picture came through describing the reason for “standing room only” at the location of a different (our newest) colleague/coach:
Today is day 2 of our colleague’s move! During a travel break, we connected with her earlier during our team’s conference call and learned that in her vehicle of the caravan the family’s cat, Vincent van Gogh, sits beside her as if he were her co-pilot. In true comedic fashion Dr. M followed up by describing Vincent as a couple standard deviations above the mean although he has not yet graduated from anything.
You might say/ask, “Really? What’s this got to do with (what’s right in) education?” I invite you to check out a selection of our other posts [titles and links below] to see how sharing our message and sharing who we are helps connect us to the leaders and educators we work with and to the purpose of our work.
Special thanks to my colleagues for providing the photos for this post.
Our mission at Studer Education is to help education systems achieve measurable results that produce positive outcomes in student achievement, employee engagement, support services, and financial efficiencies and productivity. The goal of our work with school districts and leaders is to provide students with a great place to learn, teachers with a great place to teach, and parents with confidence that their children are getting a great education. Visit us online at http://studereducation.com. Studer Education is a division of Studer Group, ranked for the sixth straight year on the Best Small and Medium Workplaces by Great Place to Work® and a recipient of the 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.