McCornack is a model for "growth mindset." Teachers show that challenges are welcome and failures are expected. Students are given the strategies to succeed, and the accommodations to get them to success.
Teachers demonstrate respect and expect it of their students. This can be shown in the curriculum being augmented to respect all cultures and experiences, or the teachers greeting students when they come in from breakfast.
Students are encouraged to share their feelings in an honest, but effective manner. The staff, parents, and community understand where their students are coming from, and if students can't meet them half way, then teachers will meet them 90 percent of the way.
The constancy in how they treat and discipline children is lacking. One child can get in trouble for one thing yet another child that committed to same offense will receive nothing. The counselor and head receptionist are extremely condescending when you try to ask questions and the principle is never around. The curriculum is the only thing going for them, even though I believe they hold the more talented students back with the same work as the average students. As a mother of two children, who are completely different, i can see that the school prefers the children who are more drone like, and don't challenge the ways of the school.
I have three grandchildren that attend at McCornack Elementary School. They take an interest in all three children. So, I know if they do that, they must do it to all the students. Always helpful when we have to discuss how to rectify any problems. They praise the kids when it's due. The have 'aha' program and give out their 'aha' notes when students are noticed for good deeds, or being well behaved. Very helpful school!