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.