CULTIVATING A HEALTHY SCHOOL CULTURE Spiritual Academic Social

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CULTIVATING A HEALTHY SCHOOL CULTURE Spiritual Academic Social

CULTIVATING A HEALTHY SCHOOL CULTURE Spiritual Academic Social

School Culture. . . Is the “hidden curriculum” or “persona” which shapes and influences

School Culture. . . Is the “hidden curriculum” or “persona” which shapes and influences every aspect of school life. It is the atmosphere or climate of the school. Is the result of a school’s beliefs, history, perceptions, attitudes, practices, traditions, and relationships. The parents, students, teachers, administration, board, and local community each uniquely contribute to the school culture. A healthy school culture encourages and energizes students to grow and thrive spiritually, academically, and socially.

Spiritual � Fear of God that produces reverence and obedience � Love for truth

Spiritual � Fear of God that produces reverence and obedience � Love for truth and respect for holy things � Spirit of humility and servanthood � Spiritual growth and maturity � Respect for authority

Intentional Ø Focus on the presence of God and His standard of holiness Ø

Intentional Ø Focus on the presence of God and His standard of holiness Ø Identify and respectfully confront attitudes and discussions that undermine Biblical values Ø Emphasize that all truth is God’s truth Ø Give opportunity to be involved in spiritual activities

Academic � Respect for all studies and publishers � Healthy competition � High standard

Academic � Respect for all studies and publishers � Healthy competition � High standard of excellence

Intentional Ø Teachers must master the materials Ø Competition must be inspiring not demoralizing

Intentional Ø Teachers must master the materials Ø Competition must be inspiring not demoralizing Ø Expect students to do their “sustainable best”

Student Ability

Student Ability

Soc ial � Respectful relations between teacher and student � Every student to feel

Soc ial � Respectful relations between teacher and student � Every student to feel accepted and respected for who they are � Healthy connections between older and younger students � Positive peer pressure

Intentional � Teachers must deal fairly and consistently � Teachers must be observant to

Intentional � Teachers must deal fairly and consistently � Teachers must be observant to and take action with cliques and bullying � Create opportunities for positive interactions among the students