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198: Establishing a Positive Culture

It’s not all rainbows and butterflies in a classroom or school building. Sometimes the negativity can spread like wild fire and deteriorate a class or school culture. Tune in to hear how to initiate a positive culture, rebuild a culture when it’s broken, and turn around a negative culture. Not only will teachers learn tips for the classroom and teacher leaders for the school, but a secret trick is shared for how to maintain a positive culture once it is established.


  • A positive culture is something that can feel like takes FOREVER to establish and can go away almost immediately
  • Establishing a positive culture is a long game strategy, not a quick fix
  • You aren’t above them, you are them.
  • Students don’t expect perfection in the classroom, but they expect you to have their backs and to never give up on them.
  • You are leaders in your classroom and school building for a reason, but it doesn’t mean you don’t have room to grow

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About the author, Gretchen

I am an educator, passionate about cultivating talent in aspiring and new teachers through practical tips and strategies. My blog, book, and podcast are geared towards empowering teachers to enter the profession and stay there due to the advice and encouragement I provide. We have a real need in our nation for strong leaders in classrooms, and I believe its my calling and duty to coach teachers to achieve and maintain best teaching practices in order to drive the growth and success of our students in and outside the classroom.