Our analysis revealed 19 student and staff behaviors that are most likely to contribute to a positive school culture.
They are, in no particular order:
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- Showing pride in school
- Taking pride in one’s work
- Helping others
- Using time wisely
- Being prepared
- Love of learning
- Making good choices
- Active listening
- Using appropriate communication
- Making an insightful comment
- Going above and beyond
Tom Hierck is the author of Seven Keys to a Positive Learning Environment in Your Classroom. Kent Peterson is professor emeritus in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.