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Moving from Me to We: 8 Ways to Make the Shift to a Positive School Culture

One of the beautiful things about this school is it’s a family. Our family may have gone through a little bit of rough times last year, but we are definitely a family. And we care about each other, so we want to see each other succeed.

– Amy Zilk


  • Reflect on your school’s culture.
    • Create a side-by-side comparison list of positive and negative factors/elements
    • It may help to walk around your campus and classrooms to observe current conditions, behaviors, etc. – take notes of your observations
  • Review the process outlined in this infographic
  • Evaluate your school for each of the eight steps
  • Determine where you need to start/what you need to do
  • Review with your leadership and start planning for your school’s path toward positive school culture ASAP

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