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Discover Your School’s Identity: Rate Your School’s Identity With Your School Leadership Team & Teachers

I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.

– Maya Angelou

The below activity is designed for teachers and your leadership team.


Watch the video about a group of mothers who come together around common values and beliefs they have for their children.


Review the importance of shared identity as part of the Inflexion Approach on pages 10-21 of the annotated PDF presentation linked above.

Watch the video about Shared Identity.


Next, rate and provide evidence on how well your school shares an identity using the following definition and scale:

Our school community (students, staff, and families) shares values (principles that drive behavior) and beliefs (what we think to be true) that are articulated, ensure equity and inclusion, and prioritize student agency.


1 Not at all
2 Somewhat
3 For the most part
4 Totally

A score of 1 (one) reflects that there is little being done intentionally schoolwide.

A 4 (four) would suggest that you have explicit structures and practices schoolwide to support this.

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