25 Ways to Grow a Language School Community
Is your school a community?
Or is it just a place where students come, attend class, and leave? Despite what most school managers think, a community is more than a few seasonal events and some half-hearted parent communication. A good community indicates many things, but it mainly shows that active management has worked hard to establish a welcoming, learning culture amongst staff and students.
As company culture reflects the CEO’s values, a school’s culture reflects the inherent beliefs of the management. And part of that culture is having a good community — in person or online.
But developing a thriving community worth the time, energy and money? Let’s look at the benefits.
Benefits for Students
Because, after all, the school is for them, right?
1. Improved academic performance: A feeling of belonging and connection with others can help improve a student’s academic performance.
2. Increased social-emotional development: Social-emotional development can be improved by participating in school communities. This can help students develop communication skills, conflict resolution, and teamwork abilities.
3. Greater sense of belonging: Being part of a school community can give students a sense of belonging, which can help their well-being.
4. Enhanced school culture: Creating an inclusive and positive environment can help improve the school culture. This can also affect various aspects of the school, such as academic performance and behaviour.
5. Greater parent involvement: Being involved in a school community can also help improve the communication between parents and the school.
6. Better school-to-home connections: A positive and supportive school community can also help create a more welcoming environment for students and their families.
Benefits for Teachers
There are also many benefits for teachers and staff in building a school community, including: