Brady PRIDE: How We Live & Work Together
To authentically engage students in a positve, supportive, nurturing, and safe environment in order to devleop critical-thinking and civic-minded citizens who will contribute to the local community and our global society.
Why each word matters:
Authentically- "Undisputedly; genuinely"- We provide opportuniites that are real and meaningful to them
Engage students- We involve students in the learnig as active participants, rather than passive learners
Positive, supportive, nurturing- We value the importance of relationships, that we our role as guides and coaches who provide encouragement and who advocate for student learning
Safe environment- Our primary goalis to ensure that our students are safe physically and emotionally. It is the foundation for all other work with students.
Critical-thinking- We recognize that students need more than content knowledge. We provide opportunities for students to solve problems, create solutions and design ways to make life better for themsleves and others.
CIvic-Minded- We help students develop a sense of responsibility, a recognition of their part in the larger community and world.
Why do misson
statements never just say,
"We want to create
good people" ?
In order to create an environment conducive to learning we must remember that discipline procedures are not the answer to problematic behavior – it is the positive relationships we build as a learning community between students, families and staff.
Punitive measures have little effect on student behavior and are more likely to increase instances of inappropriate behavior. The Brady Middle School staff strives to create a positive environment by making connections with our students and families.
Frequently, the students who need us the most, are the hardest to love.
Remember, by middle school, some students have mastered the art of getting adults to leave themalone. They knowjust what it takes for tired adults to get tired, overwhelmed, and frustrated enough to back off.
“Our conversations invent us. Through our speech and our silence, we become smaller or larger selves. Through our speech and our silence, we diminish or enhance the other person, and we narrow or expand the possibilities between us. How we use our voice determines the quality of our relationships, who we are in the world, and what the world can be and might become. Clearly, a lot is at stake here.” ~ Harriet Lerner (2001)