#MASSPchat - This Week's Slow Chat: Building Climate and Culture

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Our first ever slow chat last week went very well! Thank you to everyone who participated and posted feedback. We will post a Storify each week to summarize the discussion from the week before. You can find last week's Storify here. As always, we encourage you to interact with others who are posting to really maximize the discussion.

This week's Slow Chat topic:
This week lets talk about building climate and culture and what you do to create a positive environment for staff, students and community. It is great to revisit your building's traditions and to introduce some new culturing activities each year to increase engagement and build a positive environment.

Questions: (one posted each day)
Q1: Do you have any special welcome activities or treats for staff and students the first week of school? #masspchat
Q2: What do you do to make new staff members and new students feel welcome at your school? #masspchat
Q3: How do you set a tone of high expectations? Is it discussed, implied, modeled etc? #masspchat
Q4: What opportunities do parents have to get involved at your school? How do you "open the doors" for parents to make them feel welcome? #masspchat
Q5: What community events are your most successful? How does it add to your positive culture? #masspchat