This week’s lesson in well-being…

This week we are exploring:

 

Culture

 

  1. Xplain It!

When we say culture, we mean the shared attitudes, values, goals and practices (or way of life) that characterize a community. Your school or class has a culture, whether you proactively design it or not. Sp how do you create it?

 

Culture is created over time by the behaviours that are accepted and rewarded within your community.

I.E:

 

If someone is consistently late, and this behaviour is not challenged and a solution not created, others may see this as being “ok” behaviour and therefore also start being late. You create a culture that accepts lateness.

Likewise, if someone goes out of their way to do something AMAZING for your school community, but this is not celebrated and rewarded – others may deem this type of behaviour as not valued in your community. You create a culture that does not promote that AMAZING behaviour.

  1. Resources & Academic Perspective

Studies are finding that the culture of a school can have a marked impact on student performance. There are countless resources available to support you building a positive school culture. Here are some of our favorites:

 

Bonus Fun:

Q: What time should you go to the dentist?
A: Tooth hurty

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