Create an inspiring school culture
Schools should be safe and free from bullying. But they should also be so much more. We’ve developed a culture improvement program that goes beyond conventional SEL initiatives, one that helps your middle or secondary school build character and fully embrace values like respect, creativity, effort and inclusiveness.
“I used to be afraid to go to school. Now I like school. The big kids look out for me. It’s like a family.”
“It’s a game changer. Every kid that walks in our building, every single day, is just excited to be here.”
“Students learn what it really means to push beyond their comfort zone and to give their personal best.”
“I saw students feeling safer, more willing and more excited about coming to school.”
We believe character matters most
Executive Director, The Hyde Institute
EdM – Harvard University | B.A. – Bowdoin College
As a second-generation educator with 45+ years experience, I cannot recall a time when people were not talking about educational reform. What’s the hold-up? We care more about what our students can do than about who they are, and they know it. The solution lies in a change in priorities: Let us value attitude over aptitude, effort over ability, and character over talent. Developed over 50 years at public, private, and charter schools throughout the country, the Hyde Discovery Process helps schools establish inspiring school cultures that can enhance academic learning and prepare young people for successful lives of purpose.
Every school has a culture. Is yours by design or default?
Having a character curriculum is just as important as having an academic curriculum. Our CASEL aligned program offers teachers exercises and lessons to help students envision and pursue the best version of themselves.
Daily, mixed-age “homeroom” to participate in character-building activities
Two-day workshop for program leader to train other teachers
Teachers can access over 25 video modules and 135 lesson plans anytime
Guide to help teachers get the most out of the program
Before & After survey distributed to teachers, parents and students
Membership to online community to share best practices