Our Framework8 Conditions

Based on more than two decades of research, the 8 Conditions That Make a Difference help educators ensure that the work they are already doing fosters an environment characterized by positive relationships, engaged learning, and sense of purpose. Students (and all other members of the school community) live out the 3 Guiding Principles through the 8 Conditions in the following ways:


GUIDING PRINCIPLE 1: SELF-WORTH


Belonging

Feeling like you are a part of a group, while knowing you are special for who you are.

Heroes

Having people who believe in you and are there for you when you need them.

Sense of Accomplishment

Being recognized for different types of success, including effort.


GUIDING PRINCIPLE 2: ENGAGEMENT


Fun & Excitement

Enjoying what you are doing whether at school, work, or play.

Curiosity & Creativity

Asking "Why?" and "Why not?" about the world around you.

Spirit of Adventure

Being excited to try new things, even if you don't know that you will excel.


GUIDING PRINCIPLE 3: PURPOSE


Leadership & Responsibility

Making decisions and taking responsibility for your choices.

Confidence to Take Action

Setting goals and taking the steps you need to reach them.


As educators work to integrate the 8 Conditions into the daily fabric of their schools, it is essential that they enlist students as their partners. Learn more about student voice and its relationship to the Aspirations Framework.