How to Create a Culture of Achievement in Your School and Classroom
What does it feel like to walk into your school? Is it a welcoming place, where everyone feels valued? Most school improvement efforts focus on academic goals. But sometimes what can make or break your learning community are the intangibles – the relationships and connections that make up its culture. How to Create a Culture of Achievement in Your School and Classroom shows that no school improvement effort will be effective unless school culture is addressed. Identified within are the five pillars that are critical to building a culture of achievement:
- Welcome: Imagine if all staff members in your school considered it their job to make every student, parent and visitor feel noticed, welcomed and valued.
- Do no harm: Your school rules should be tools for teaching students to become the moral and ethical citizens you expect them to be.
- Choice words: When the language students hear helps them see their own possibility and potential, students perform in ways that are consistent with that language.
- It's never too late to learn: Can you push students to go beyond the minimum needed to bet by, to discover what they are capable of achieving?
- Best school in the universe: Is your school the best place to teach and learn?
In addition to these five pillars, 19 action research tools are provided that will help you create a culture of achievement in your school, so that your school or classroom is the best it can be. With How to Create a Culture of Achievement in Your School and Classroom, you'll see why culture makes the difference between a school that enables success for all students and a school that merely houses those students during the school day.
|Publish date||2012-10-11 00:00:00|