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How We Dumped the Culture of Compliance and Encourage Real Learning

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“In a true culture of learning, titles go away.”

This is not just a politically correct phrase. It isn’t even limited to a school environment. The #COLchat team (Michele, Rod and Adam) share what the culture of learning is, isn’t and how they have worked to achieve it in Swartz Creek.

 

They used the “R” word. Talked about compliance. Shared their learning.

Within minutes of first joining a #COLchat conversation, you can tell, this trio, truly believes in those 3 words…culture of learning. They walk the walk and lead by example. For that very reason, it is an honor to have them join us on #ParentED for How We Dumped the Culture of Compliance and Encourage Real Learning.

After pouring through thousands of archived tweets, the #COLchat team has put together the 12 components for building a culture of learning. #COLchat to Action, will be released, September 1!


Creating a Warm and Friendly School Environment

Unable to sleep or eat. Chewing at the fingernails. Hyperactive. Silent. Emotional. Just a few symptoms a student may have leading up to the first day at a new school, or even classroom. Let’s face it, that first day can be scary…and not just for the student, but the parents too.

But, as school leaders (be it admin, teachers, or parents), it is our job to ensure that once they step foot into our schools (and hopefully before because our reputation precedes us), that anxiety dissipates.  Our schools should not ever feel scary or intimidating for any student, family…or staff member. To create a thriving learning environments, we need to create safe learning environments. Carrie Jackson and her Timberview MS team have done just that. She shared with us HERE on our ParentED program a few ways they not only create a warm and welcoming environment, but also what they have recently begun to do to create, build and strengthen relationships in AND between grade levels.

To continue learning from Carrie and her team…you can follow them on Twitter at @Jackson_Carrie, @TimberviewMS and their hashtag #TMSHawkchat.

TMS


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