The 8 Conditions That Make a Difference™ help educators ensure that the work they are already doing fosters an environment characterized by positive relationships, engaged learning, and sense of purpose. Students (and all other members of the school community) live out the 3 Guiding Principles through the 8 Conditions in the following ways:
GUIDING PRINCIPLE 1: SELF-WORTH
BelongingFeeling like you are a part of a group, while knowing you are special for who you are.
HeroesHaving people who believe in you and are there for you when you need them.
Sense of AccomplishmentBeing recognized for different types of success, including effort.
GUIDING PRINCIPLE 2: ENGAGEMENT
Fun & ExcitementEnjoying what you are doing whether at school, work, or play.
Curiosity & CreativityAsking "Why?" and "Why not?" about the world around you.
Spirit of AdventureBeing excited to try new things, even if you don't know that you will excel.
GUIDING PRINCIPLE 3: PURPOSE
Leadership & ResponsibilityMaking decisions and taking responsibility for your choices.
Confidence to Take ActionSetting goals and taking the steps you need to reach them.
As educators work to integrate the 8 Conditions into the daily fabric of their schools, it is essential that they enlist students and staff as their partners. Learn more about school voice and its relationship to the Aspirations Framework.