Learning Community Agreements
These are the binding guidelines for our community to ensure an inclusive, equitable, student-centered space where all people can learn and grow.
Our Learning Community Agreements were created by a group of administrators, coaches and students, and will be a guiding tool to help us foster a healthy and thriving learning environment for all.
- Include everyone that walks in the door: all identities, all abilities
- Share your perspectives; you are a valued participant in this community
- Work to create a welcoming culture where all are visible, listened to, and seen
- Find opportunities to connect: learn someone’s name, their pronoun, and something that brings them joy
Impact over Intent
If someone shares that they feel hurt or harmed by something you have said or done, listen authentically and be accountable to the impact (even if you didn’t mean it)
Respect Limits & Encourage Growth
- Communicate your limits and accept challenges to grow; coaches will respect your limits and challenge you to expand your growing edges (areas where we might be uncomfortable or fearful and hold ourselves back but have the potential to grow)
- Be open to learning; use curiosity when you feel challenged
Learning is vulnerable and at times an uncomfortable and frustrating process; respect that learning looks different for everyone
- Ask before touching someone else and respect others’ boundary preferences
- Treat others how they want to be treated. If you’re not sure, ask.
Use Voices to Elevate Others
- Appreciate: Share appreciation for each other and encourage each other’s growth
- Remind each other that we all belong
- Learning requires receiving constructive feedback within a safe, affirming, and positive relationship
- Affirm: Find strengths in yourself and others to affirm; stay away from disparaging, hurtful, or teasing comments about others’ bodies, learning process, or goals
- Ask: It is OK to ask questions!
Safe Bodies, All Bodies
- Orient to space, first aid, how to navigate mats, equipment safely
- Let someone know if you have an injury
- Work to understand your strengths, limitations, and be open to modifications
- Treat each other’s bodies safely
- Listen to instructions
- Welcome all body types and expression of movement; consider the difference between aesthetic and physical differences