Dr. Mollie Marti
Culture is killed by the following:
Silence: Not speaking up about what you need and dislike in a respectful way.
Boredom: Meaning is not connected. The students need to be engaged, challenged and enriched.
Few or No Degrees of Freedom to Choose: Age appropriate choice and degrees of freedom to choose the way they want to learn, content areas, and even the teacher that best fits them.
No Freedom To take Risks : This stifles the creativity in the classroom. Students are afraid to do anything at all. They are afraid to fail forward, to risk, take a chance.
Holding A Deficit View of People: We don't need to fix people! When we are focused on weakness, we don't see what their passions are and fueling them. We need to stop seeing people as needy and start seeing them as needed!
Culture Springs to Life when You have these foundations to education in place:
Engaged and Challenge Students
Allow For Risk Taking
A thriving school is: