In a recent interview, the administration of Baton Rouge Ochsner Discovery School (BROD) highlighted its approach to fostering a positive school culture.
First, BROD organizes staff development sessions designed to empower teachers to offer students a solid academic foundation for lifelong learning via cutting-edge educational technology. During these sessions, teachers and staff become acquainted with the school’s culture and expectations. By investing in this onboarding process, Discovery School aims to fully equip teachers before the school year begins.
This model also enables staff and teachers to focus on BROD’s culture, emphasizing connection and support. Morning meetings, unique to each campus, are held on Mondays and Fridays as a chance to intentionally check in with each student. In addition to counseling sessions for students, these morning meetings serve as a checkpoint to address their social-emotional needs, providing space for hands-on learning opportunities. To learn more about BROD, visit their website.