Respect community values.
Why is it important to align your district values to the values found in the homes of students in the community? Today, Superintendent Dr. Larry Ouimette shares how his small northern Wisconsin school district incorporates the local Native American Ojibwe Tribe into all aspects of education. Dr. Ouimette explains that public respect of local culture has a significant bearing on the success of his students. Listen to learn more about how the Lac du Flambeau School District prioritizes community values in its mission, vision and strategic plan.
This episode answers questions such as:
- Does local culture have a purpose in our classrooms?
- How can local values impact decision making and district practices?
- How can we deepen community services and support the integration of cultural artifacts into education?
Featured Episode Resources
AASA | EMBEDDING LOCAL CULTURE IN STUDENT LEARNING
The unorthodox journey of a rural district serving Native American youth that aspires for organizational excellence.
SE | DOES LOCAL CULTURE HAVE A PLACE IN SCHOOLS?
Are culture and context of learning really that important? Yes, absolutely! Yet in traditional academic settings, culture is often presented as a series of facts separate from students and their lived experiences. Hence, this disconnect is a dire opportunity lost in and of itself. Did you know that context or local culture, in this case, contributes to how well we learn?
9P | LISTEN INTENTLY
Did you know, humans spend 70% of their time communicating, in which 45% is spent listening? Considering how much time we spend listening, it makes sense to try and become more effective listeners.
SE | BUILDING THE CONDITIONS FOR A LEARNING CULTURE
Learning, innovation and creativity happen when people are open and willing to take risks and sometimes fail. To effectively function in teams, we have to help individuals overcome the fear of leaving their comfort zone and maximize their potential.
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