Do The Right Thing. Four words. Simple sentence. Simple concept right?
When value systems align, doing the right thing means the same thing to everyone who shares that value system. However, when values do not align, doing the right thing means different things to different people.
At the start of each school year, building principals, classroom teachers and coaches everywhere review their rules, regulations and expectations with students and parents at open houses and pre-season meetings. This is done so that everyone involved is provided with an understanding of the value system of that school building, classroom or team.
A clear articulation of rules, regulations and expectations allows all involved the very best opportunity to do the right thing.