RENAISSANCE CLIMATE & CULTURE

Jostens Renaissance Education is designed to inspire, motivate, and renew a climate and culture of character, connection of stakeholders, and celebration of achievement while addressing the needs, challenges, and concerns in today’s schools. These are proven ideas to impact school climate and culture! From using Jostens Renaissance resources (such as Pause Before You Post and The Pulse Student Recognition Survey) to other successful approaches in the schoolhouse, these examples provide tangible and actionable ideas and tactics.

Applause
Renaissance Climate and Culture

Welcome students as they arrive on the first day of school with applause and cheers from the school staff. School type: Elementary, Middle School, High School […]

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Just Checking In Cards
Renaissance Climate and Culture

Students are often the first to know when another student is having a rough day or could use a little extra attention. These cards give them […]

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NEW STUDENT TEACHER BINGO
Renaissance Climate and Culture

Encourage new students to get to know the adults in your school by having conversations about an interesting aspect of their lives. School type: Middle School and High […]

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CUT ME SOME SLACK PASS
Renaissance Climate and Culture

New students need a little extra time to find their way around the school and understand expectations. These cards are an easy way to show them […]

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GPA CHAMPIONSHIP
Renaissance Climate and Culture

Create a connection between athletics and academics by rewarding the varsity team with the highest in-season GPA. School type: High School Activity goal:Create a strong connection between […]

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TEST DAY DESK MESSAGE
Renaissance Climate and Culture

Build classroom community by writing an encouraging message to students on the day of an important test or presentation they have been working hard on. School […]

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TESTING PACKET
Renaissance Climate and Culture

Put together packets filled with supplies that will help students prepare and perform well on state exams or other tests. School type: Elementary School, Middle School, High […]

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JOKE OF THE DAY
Renaissance Climate and Culture

Tell a joke during morning announcements to set a positive tone for the rest of the day. School type: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Activity goal: Start […]

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MORNING HI FIVES
Renaissance Climate and Culture

Create a positive vibe to kick off the day. Have students and staff at each door giving Hi Fives to everyone who enters. School type: K-12 […]

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Passing of the Torch
Renaissance Climate and Culture

A fun ceremony that celebrates the accomplishments of the graduating class and the advancement of underclassmen from one grade to the next. School type: Elementary School, Middle […]

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Sidewalk Chalk
Renaissance Climate and Culture

Add fun and life outside on your campus! School type: K-12 Activity goal: Create a fun and uplifting tone outside on your campus Submitted by: Tara Campbell

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Rainy Day Message
Renaissance Climate and Culture

Add some energy and fun to a rainy day. School type: K-12 Activity goal: Set a positive tone on a rainy day Submitted by: Steve Bollar

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Movie Night
Renaissance Climate and Culture

Help your students celebrate the end of the semester or school year with a movie night School type: 9-12 Activity goal: Host a fun, safe event for students […]

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Dot Exercise
Renaissance Climate and Culture

An activity to help your staff and faculty ensure all students feel connected. School type: MS, HS Activity goal: Identify your “invisible” students so you can ensure all […]

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SPECIAL PROM
Renaissance Climate and Culture

A great way to honor and recognize a very special group of students in your building. School type: High School Activity goal: Inclusion of All Students Submitted by: Tara […]

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TEST CARE PACKAGES
Renaissance Climate and Culture

This idea is for Test Care Packages that Renaissance students can sell during lunch to any student that wants to give a little motivation to a […]

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NAME CALLING TURNED POSITIVE
Renaissance Climate and Culture

Empower students and staff by turning name calling into something positive. School type: Elementary School Activity goal: Encourage positive behavior Submitted by: Tina Dietrich, Fountain Woods Elementary, NJ

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MONTHLY PERFECT ATTENDANCE - STUDENTS
Renaissance Climate and Culture

A great way to get all students to care about their attendance. Because it matters! School type: Middle School, High School Activity goal: Improve attendance Submitted by: Alison Kramer, Bellefonte […]

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BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE
Renaissance Climate and Culture

A good example of a creative reward for good behavior: VIP, home-style seating at varsity games. School type: High School Activity goal: Encourage positive behavior Submitted by: […]

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ATTENDANCE BUCKS
Renaissance Climate and Culture

Give students Attendance Bucks for good attendance. Allow them to use those bucks to enter a drawing for various prizes. For even more fun, allow teachers […]

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