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Title: Developing a Positive School Climate


1
Developing a Positive School Climate
  • NAD Marketing Seminar
  • Corpus Christi, TX
  • February 14, 2007

2
Do what you can, with what you have, where you
are.
  • Theodore Roosevelt

3
It is good to have an end to journey toward but
it is the journey that matters in the end.
  • Ursula K. Le Guin

4
Six key thoughts
5
Key thought 1Keep in Contact
  • Building a positive school climate starts the day
    after the school year ends.
  • As summer recruitment begins, visit your current
    student.

6
  • Send postcards to students especially if you
    are going out-of-the country.
  • Send a letter three weeks before school starts.

7
Key thought 2Plan for success
  • As a staff, you may want to choose a theme for
    the school year.
  • Academies should bring in their student officers
    early.
  • Prepare your school and classroom.

8
Key thought 3The First Day
  • First Day is the most important day of the year.
  • You set the tone for the entire school year on
    the first day.
  • Be ready to greet your students and parents on
    the first day.

9
  • Have an all school assembly the first day.
  • Have a grand welcome to welcome back students and
    staff.
  • Have a special hot lunch that day.

10
Key thought 4Keep the momentum rolling
  • Choose a student- of-the-week.

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Student-of-the-WeekAbigail Smith
  • Favorite color Blue
  • Favorite food Corn
  • Favorite Ball Team
  • STL Cardinals
  • Favorite hero Grandpa

12
Key thought 4Keep the momentum rolling
  • Choose a student of the week.
  • Have a monthly birthday luncheon.
  • Birthday cards.
  • Celebrate achievement testing.
  • Publish articles about student achievement.

13
  • Recognize students during church for some
    achievement.
  • Have a bulletin board in the church dedicated to
    school news and happenings.
  • Weeks-of-prayer
  • School spirit weeks
  • January snow festival
  • Begin some school traditions

14
Key thought 5 Get parents and constituents
involved
  • Have parents or church members do
    weeks-of-prayer.
  • Enlist room-parents to help with special
    occasions and field trips.
  • Have parents or constituents give classroom
    worships, teach a class or give a presentation.

15
Key thought 6Practice genuine caring
  • Students dont care how much you know until
    they know how much you care.
  • Take every opportunity to show students that you
    care about them personally.
  • Take every opportunity to show staff that you
    care about them personally.

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6 keys to developing a positive school climate
  • Keep in Contact
  • Plan for success
  • The First Day
  • Keep the momentum rolling
  • Get parents and constituents involved
  • Practice genuine caring

17
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a
single step.
  • Confucius

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A journey toward a positive school year begins
with a single step.
  • Confucius Joseph
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