What does a vibrant and engaging culture look like?
Have you ever walked into a classroom and felt the positive energy? It’s pretty clear when a classroom is working smoothly. But it’s less obvious how they got to that point!
Let’s dig into what vibrant and engaging classrooms look like, unpacking how they got there as we go. While observing classrooms that work, we’ll also take a look at how culture can be built throughout the year.
Developing Growth Mindsets
One reason we spend so much time building positive class culture is because we want students to feel comfortable taking risks and persisting through challenges. In these videos, watch how students are encouraged to develop growth mindsets and how this approach affects class culture.
Watch what building academic courage and perseverance skills looks like. Think about the school-wide culture that you can see glimpses of in this video.
Set the Right Tone
We want our classrooms to feel calm and productive. Mindfulness is a great practice to encourage students to relax and focus. Watch these videos to learn how to implement mindfulness in your classroom.
We spend a lot of time building culture at the beginning of the year, but it’s something that is developed over time. Read these suggestions for building and sustaining class culture throughout the year.