Levers That Help Us Move Closer to Building a Positive School Culture

Our schools and classrooms are fluid microcosms of a multitude of factors that constantly impact its culture and climate. The complexity of school culture makes it challenging to always be responsive to do the right thing. According to Justin Raudys at Prodigy, here are some practical, actionable levers that can help move us closer to building a positive school culture: 

  1. Create meaningful parent involvement  
  2. Celebrate personal achievement and good behavior
  3. Establish school norms that build values
  4. Set consistent discipline
  5. Model the behaviors you want to see in your school
  6. Engage students in ways that benefit them 
  7. Create rituals and traditions that are fun for students and teachers
  8. Encourage innovation in the classroom
  9. Professional development for teachers
  10. Maintain the physical environment of your school
  11. Keep tabs on your school’s culture, make adjustments when necessary 

Source: https://www.prodigygame.com/main-en/blog/school-culture/

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