5 Steps to Creating Positive Culture
Updated: Mar 2
Strategies for Creating Culture
Create a Culture Team
Be well represented: Be inclusive if it is a school that means: students, staff, teachers, administration, parents
Purpose: Establish why we want to direct school culture in a positive direction
Who benefits: Define who will benefit from creating a positive culture
Strategize your approach: What are we going to measure?
Acts of kindness
Community Service Events
Use a theme-based Approach: Teri Johnson, the Executive Director of Missouri Association of Student Council created an excellent theme-based approach to creating school culture.
FINISH STRONG MOTTOS:
GROW STRONG--Middle School
2. Define the New Beginning, and Celebrate the Beginning
Create a start date, promote on all medias
Advertise benefits of the program
Make the kick-off an event
3. Set a Course of Action
This is what we are doing this is how we are going to do it
Use a team to establish behavioral expectations
Set those behaviors on a Macro-scale
Themed assemblies, rallies, and functions
Emphasize, edify behaviors in classrooms, club, sports, organizations
Establish Who We Are
Celebrate small achievements through announcements, social media, newsletters, in person, and as a group.
4. Evaluate the Results
Get feedback from all involved
Suggest changes and stay on course for continuous improvement
5. Feedback is the Breakfast of Champions: You will have set-backs, those set-backs are part of the process. Develop a growth mind-set, and keep repeating the process.