Building Culture

The best classrooms have established a culture for themselves.

This is not an accident.

This culture stresses and rewards the ideals of the teacher, as shown to the students. The culture has to be- and this is key-  absolutely authentic for the teacher. It has to be real. It has to be genuine.

Be unabashed. Be bold. Be a dork. And do it every day, with a smile, and with no patience whatsoever for anything less than enthusiasm.

Just getting by will be the death of the culture of your classroom.