The New Tech Network (NTN) Slack Community is a space created to shorten the distance between members of New Tech Network making connecting and communicating with one another more accessible. These Community Agreements were developed to maintain a safe, inclusive, and supportive environment for all participants.
Make sure to reference the Slack Community Code of Conduct for information about permitted posts, confidentiality, message retention, etc.
- Be Kind and Brave
- Show support by leaving a kind response or emoji
- Want to share something but feeling apprehensive? Be brave and share it anyway!
- Practice Active Listening
- Active listening sounds like:
- What I hear you saying is…
- Am I missing anything?
- In other words…
- As I listen to you, I’m hearing…
- Is there anything else you feel I should know?
- Take an Inquiry Stance
- Ask Questions to clarify or dig deeper into someone’s comment
- Notice and name biases that may be at play
- Considering the limitations of slack’s ability to interpret emotions and feelings, try to stay curious.
- Seek out Alternative Points of View
- Put yourself in someone else’s shoes (others who might be in the community). How might they interpret this information? (ie. a leader, a coach, a teacher, a district person ect.)
- Lean into Each other’s Humanity
- Acknowledge and name the different things people are bringing to the conversation
- Connect with each other personally to foster relationships
- Reply to a post using a thread
- Don’t have anything specific to say? Show support by using emoji reactions.
- Stick to the channel topic
- If you want to direct a coworker or a friend to a topic you can tag that person within the channel or in reply.
- Example: “Hey @janedoe here’s what you were looking for!”
- Use direct messages for focused conversation
- Before you ask, use the search feature
Not sure where to post? Use the #general channel.