Wednesday, September 27, 2017

If These Walls Could Talk...What Messages Can You Share with Staff, Students, & Families?

I had the opportunity to visit Facebook to learn how other school districts and businesses were using Workplace: Facebook's answer to connecting whole organizations with familiar tools like chat, Facebook Live, and groups, so they can turn ideas into action. While it comes with a price tag for businesses, it happens to be free for education institutions. 

But this post isn't about that, it is about the messages you see as you walk around the Facebook offices. These messages come in the form of signs, many created and posted by employees and partners about core values at Facebook. 

You can check out the photos below to see what some of that is and the messages it sends to staff and visitors. As you do, think about what signs your staff might place around your office or school. Or, if you are a teacher, what might students want to post around their classroom? Messages in your schools and classrooms that come from those who work and study in these spaces, helps build culture. And, don't forget to invite your partners, the community and families, to contribute as well.


  1. My Walls:
    Teach the change you want to see in the world
    Fail Forward
    Believe you can and your halfway there
    Be the change you want to see in the world
    Mistakes are portals of discovery

    1. Nice messages. How are students and families involved in determining what is on the signs and creating them?