Our school is a community of learners, educators, and parents. As a community, we share many common goals and expectations. There are many more things that bind us together than pull us apart. We must develop and regularly use common language to discuss and describe the work we do in our school.
The power of common language rests in building trust and providing clarity. When we have identified our core values and use common language to describe those values, our behavior is aligned. Common language, and clarity grounded in consistency, removes friction and improve efficiency.
Our district’s core values – Take Responsibility, Always Growing, and Better Together – are part of daily language. Our R-Factor tools, with Press Pause, Get your Mind Right, and Step Up, provide a consistent vocabulary to discuss strategies for responding to events in our world.