As members of the ThinkPlus community, all educators are expected to follow the rules and guidelines.

Community Guidelines

Our community operates with the following governance principles:

  • Participation
  • Transparency
  • Responsiveness
  • consensus orientation
  • equity and inclusiveness
  • effectiveness and efficiency
  • accountability
  • respect for the Community Rules

Membership will open to ThinkPlus Schools and their ThinkPlus Navigators who abide by these principles and who support and encourage the ongoing education of members and the deepening of expertise among members.

Community Rules

  • Members are willing to share challenges, and lessons learned as well as successes
  • Members strive to create an environment of trust and to foster insightful, non-threatening discussion of ideas and experiences
  • Membership and topics reflect the ThinkPlus Metacurriculum
  • Members advance their personal and professional goals through participation in the community
  • Members are practitioners, contributing to the community through their experiences, skills, and time
  • Members agree to be respectful and use appropriate language in group discussions and to listen and respond to each other with open and constructive minds
  • Members will not be afraid to respectfully challenge one another by asking questions, but refrain from personal attacks - focus on ideas
  • Members will participate to the fullest extent possible - community growth depends on the inclusion of every voice
  • Members commit to search for opportunities for consensus or compromise and for creative solutions
  • Members will contribute to an atmosphere of problem solving rather than stating positions
  • Members agree to speak from their own experiences instead of generalizing ("I" instead of "they," "we," and "you")
  • Members will attempt to build on each member's strengths, and help each other improve areas in need of further development