Climate and Culture
Renaissance schools reward students for actions and achievements that align with what the school respects. There are many examples of Renaissance rewards — each of them serves to show appreciation to the efforts of students and teachers, to reinforce the behaviors that are valued and respected at school, and to provide motivation for more achievements. By implementing a system of rewards, schools can illustrate how the hard work students and educators put in comes with benefits.
The Harbor by Jostens
The Harbor facilitates the teaching of character development in classrooms by showcasing tangible life lessons through a school year’s worth of episodes with rich, raw and engaging content.
Below is a sample of The Harbor video resources focused on climate and culture.
The Idea Exchange is a curated collection of the best proven Renaissance ideas submitted by schools.
Below is a sample of Idea Exchange ideas focused on climate and culture.
Best Seat in the House
Reward what you want to see more of (good behavior, kindness, punctuality, attendance) by entering names in a drawing to get special seating at games.
Line up and welcome students with applause and cheers from the school staff and faculty as they arrive for the ﬁrst day of school.
The Jostens Renaissance ConnectEd Podcast series focuses on various topics centered around developing stronger school culture and climate. Each episode features a new guest speaker, highlighting their insights and expertise on topics ranging from identity to school traditions.
Below is a sample of Jostens ConnectEd podcasts focused on climate and culture.
School Spirit and Culture Traditions with Steve Bollar
This series of the ConnectEd podcast is focused on the School Traditions. In this episode, host Scott Geesey is joined by Steve Bollar [NJ] to discuss the impact school traditions have on school spirit.
Power and Planning of Tradition with John Bush
This series of the ConnectEd podcast is focused on the School Traditions. In this episode, host Scott Geesey is joined by principal John Bush [TN] to discuss the need for and impact of school traditions on school culture.