Kickboard Professional Services

Instituting Peer Culture Walks

Audience

Whole Staff

Overview

Peer Culture Walks are a powerful, non-evaluative routine that instantly spreads promising practices for creating positive classroom cultures. In advance of the visit, Kickboard will work with school leaders to organize Peer Culture Walks, including building a simple protocol for teachers to use, determining scheduling, and planning the debrief. On the day of the Culture Walks, Kickboard will facilitate the first round of Peer Culture Walks and debriefing sessions side-by-side with a campus-based facilitator. 

Challenges Addressed

  • Inconsistent classroom cultures
  • Lack of collaborative systems among staff members

Program Outcomes

  • A non-evaluative process for classroom culture improvement that can be replicated and sustained in the future
  • Protocol for note-taking and debriefing peer culture observations

Format

Two 1-Hour Planning Meetings (Virtual) + 
Full-Day (6 hrs) in-person collaborative session

Kickboard has made a huge difference. We reduced disciplines by 44% in just 18 weeks. If I go to another campus and come back to ours, I can see and hear the difference. It’s so positive here and that’s changing the culture of our school. This not only improves students’ behavior but it improves their academic performance as well.
— KASIE JACKSON, ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL - DALLAS ISD