The Problem With Pointing To Heroes

When changing school culture, we’re often told to point to the heroes. Create examples of people who are doing what you wished “everyone” else would do.

There’s a major problem here that’s not often cautioned about.

Point to heores without first creating a cueing system will create divides – them vs us. It’s exclusionary by nature, and it’s the reason we heard the phrase teacher’s pet back in elementary school.

Create the cueing systems first, then point to heroes.