How might we improve the culture among staff?

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How might we improve the culture among staff? by Mind Map: How might we improve the culture among staff?

1. Build-A-Bestie Program

1.1. Among Staff

1.1.1. Celebrate Successes

1.1.1.1. Save a small part of the budget for staff outings and development, such as interesting conferences, fun team-building retreats, and creativity workshops. If teachers aren’t happy, no one will be happy.

1.1.1.2. Recognition Cards/Shout Outs

1.1.2. Relationships

1.1.2.1. Trojan buddies

1.1.2.1.1. Coffee or food with new staff every 2 weeks

1.1.2.2. monthly team building (off-site)

1.1.3. Leadership

1.1.3.1. Each staff member serves on 2-3 committees

1.2. Between Admin & Staff

1.2.1. Communication & Collaboration

1.2.1.1. Tuesday Talks

1.2.1.1.1. (meet with teams weekly or biweekly to communicate necessary information)

1.2.1.1.2. Encourage other to facilitate Tuesday Talks (Ex. when returning from a PD opportunity or to share information as a peer expert)

1.2.1.2. Suggestion Box

1.2.1.3. Four day school weeks

1.2.1.3.1. One day reserved for collaboration between staff

1.2.2. Relationship building

1.2.2.1. Survey from staff to administration communicating needed supports

1.2.2.2. Admin be present in the classrooms (outside of evaluation/observation requirements)

1.2.3. Celebrating Successes

1.2.3.1. Pick two names at a staff meeting, and encourage staff members to either write a note of appreciation or make a positive comment about those selected.

1.2.3.2. Staff of the Month (draw names)

1.2.3.3. Last day of the week breakfast - sign up to bring breakfast then eat and visit together the last day of each week.

2. Read, Analyze & Grow Together

2.1. Randomly divide staff into nine groups of 3-4. Assign a book about culture to each group.

2.1.1. Possible Books

2.1.1.1. Culturize by Jimmy Casas

2.1.1.2. The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy by Jon Gordon

2.1.1.3. Transforming School Culture: How to Overcome Staff Division by Anthony Muhammad

2.1.1.4. Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups by Daniel Coyle

2.1.1.5. The No Complaining Rule: Positive Ways to Deal with Negativity at Work by Jon Gordon

2.1.1.6. Leading Together: Teachers and Administrators Improving Student Outcomes by Jonathan Eckert

2.1.1.7. Lead with Culture: What Really Matters in Our Schools by Jay Billy

2.1.1.8. The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything by Stephen M.R. Covey

2.1.1.9. Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts by Brené Brown

2.1.1.10. Creating a Positive School Culture: How Principals and Teachers Can Solve Problems Together by Marie-Nathalie Beaudoin

2.1.1.11. Hacking School Culture: Designing Compassionate Classrooms by Angela Stockman

2.1.2. For 5 weeks, group members reflect on read material, weekly.

2.1.3. At the end of 5 weeks, groups work together to create a 30 minute lesson discussing the most important concepts from their assigned book to share with the rest of the staff.

2.1.3.1. Each group takes a 30 minute session during teacher in-service AKA "Culture Centered Symposium" to teach their lesson.

2.1.3.1.1. The final portion of the day will be reserved for take-away surveys and staff shout outs

3. Culture-Centered PD

3.1. Staff are delegated the task of researching and choosing TWO culture specific professional development experience that must be completed over the course of the year. (Lead)

3.1.1. Share out on experiences at Tuesday Talks or staff meetings (Lead & Communicate)

3.1.1.1. Staff respond with take aways and shout outs (Relationship & Celebrate)

3.1.2. At the end of the year, staff members are randomly organized into groups of 3-4 to discuss significant culture specific ideas to implement. (Collaboration)

4. Culture Club

4.1. Staff join one sub club

4.1.1. Collaborating with content and grade level staff

4.1.2. Building relationships

4.1.3. Communication Improvement

4.1.4. PBIS

4.2. Communicate ways of incorporating different focus at West Central Middle School at staff meetings or Tuesday Talks