School-Wide Touchstone

 unify Your Success culture

Ignite's unique approach will navigate students, adults, and parents through our intentional, layered process, turning their voice into the binding language of their daily actions, practices, and behaviors. 

We understand that fixing school-wide culture could be a messy process.  Sometimes it gets worse before it gets better.  Once developed, a living School-Wide Touchstone serves as a powerful tool to dictate the expectations for learning and social-emotional behavior in your daily success culture. 


 Mentors @MTHS unveil the final version of the "T-Bird Way" to their mentees and sign off on what they agreed upon as a community

Mentors @MTHS unveil the final version of the "T-Bird Way" to their mentees and sign off on what they agreed upon as a community

What is a School-Wide Touchstone?

A school-wide touchstone is an action plan that expresses the shared values, beliefs,  and aspirations of your school's entire community.

Both adults and students tend to thrive in an environment where expectations are consistently articulated and reinforced.

When the binding language of your touchstone comes from all members of your community, it reflects the moral character and performance character of the culture that everyone lives, daily. 

 
 Mentors lead their  freshman through a breakout introducing their school's Touchstone. Incoming students get to hear from their peers about the culture of their school and what's expected around how they treat one another. 

Mentors lead their  freshman through a breakout introducing their school's Touchstone. Incoming students get to hear from their peers about the culture of their school and what's expected around how they treat one another. 

our unique layered approach and Inclusive process brings your touchstone to life!

1. Shared Beliefs 

2. Staff Compact for Excellence 

3. School-Wide Touchstone

True to the methodology of our work with schools, we believe that staff and student voice must drive the creation of your School-Wide Touchstone. It is, after all, an action plan that needs to be agreed upon by everyone that impacts your school's culture. 


Student voice: every student matters

Including every student in each phase of the process is a crucial piece to its completion and implementation

 9 years ago, LHS partnered with Ignite to create their first touchstone. In 2017, they decided to give it a reboot because they recognized the changing needs of their school's culture. They are celebrating the unveiling of  "Our Lakes Way".  Way to go team!

9 years ago, LHS partnered with Ignite to create their first touchstone. In 2017, they decided to give it a reboot because they recognized the changing needs of their school's culture. They are celebrating the unveiling of  "Our Lakes Way".  Way to go team!


Our Ignite coach helped bring our district shared beliefs and touchstone together. Aligning all of our schools in the same direction
— District Superintendent