Developingpositive school culture is a complex process that involves adjustingthe behaviors and interaction with parents, students and teachers.The primary of the positive culture is enhancing the self-esteem andgood behaviors among students. To achieve the desired school culture,strong interactions and comprehensive planning for affirmativetransformation is necessary.
Sanchez,Steece-Doran, andJablon (n.d) argue that consistency is indispensablewhen training children to have good behaviors. As such, guardiansshould not just be concerned with addressing undesirable behaviorswhen they catch individuals engaging in abhorrent behaviors. The ruleof the thumb to accomplish the goals is through the establishment ofunderstandable regulations, obvious routines as well as enhancingrespect and kindness that every child is supposed to follow. According to the article, educators encourage the development of apositive environment in a classroom learning extension, being presentand developing connections. Educators enhance positive culturesthrough the creation of a strong teamwork network. As such, theycheck on the students occasionally, make the desired regulationstransparent and ensure to give the same direction. In my view,several educators fail to consult and coordinate their routineactivities therefore, children exploit the weakness of askingpermission of another adult with authority when they want to bleachthe instructions given by someone else without appearing blatantlyrude (Sanchez, Steece-Doran & Jablon, n.d).
Second,setting up a daily routine schedule such as morning messages,introduction of certain activities in the activity plan and settingup a library are some of the regular positive guidance that educatorscan incorporate in a school program to enhance positive culture(Sanchez, Steece-Doran & Jablon, n.d).
Finally,maintaining smooth transitions can also help to achieve a positiveculture. The introduction of music, puppets and humor can help tobreak the monotony. As the adage goes, music is the language of theheart it relaxes and helps the students to develop interest easilyon the message the lyrics recommend. Also, young children tend to bevery forgetful especially when an educator explains a complexprocess. I concur with the article that hymns makes the best mnemonicfor memorizing complex patterns (Sanchez, Steece-Doran & Jablon,n.d).
However,the smooth transitions should include a break where children can alsosleep in school. In many educational institutions, dowsing duringclass hours is a serious offense that may lead to expulsion. As such,educators can get rid of the vice in the curriculum through allowingstudents to take a nap so that they can always feel fresh and sober.
Anotheressential protocol to achieve positive school culture is involvingstudents in the creation of shared vision. Everybody has his or herinterests that may vary significantly. As such, letting the studentsunderstand pending transformations that will affect them. Besides,they should be given an opportunity to approve the impending rules.Personally, I find following rules that I have helped to make veryeasy. In some cases, educators and parents should let childrencustomize the shared vision when possible. The power to implementchanges or follow a sense of direction that one has modified to suitpersonal tastes is effortless. Subsequently, instructors and parentsshould only provide guidance, and then let the students makeindependent decisions. Also, the teamwork spirit develops from amutual understanding of the participants. Prior to the introductionof new guidelines, determine the existing climate and come up withactivities that will be suitable to the students. For example,educators should choose games and other co-curricular activitiessuitable for outdoor activities during summer and games appropriatefor indoor recreation during winter.
Sanchez,D.D., Steece-Doran, D. & Jablon, J. (n.d). Planning for positiveguidance: Powerful interactions make a difference. TeachingYoung Children.Retrieved fromhttp://www.naeyc.org/tyc/article/planning-for-positive-guidance