School Culture Rewired

School Culture Rewired

How to Define, Assess, and Transform It

Book - 2015
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Your school is a lot more than a center of student learning--it also represents a self-contained culture, with traditions and expectations that reflect its unique mission and demographics. In this groundbreaking book, education experts Steve Gruenert and Todd Whitaker offer tools, strategies, and advice for defining, assessing, and ultimately transforming your school's culture into one that is positive, forward-looking, and actively working to enrich students lives. Drawing from decades of research on organizational cultures and school leadership, the authors provide everything you need to optimize both the culture and climate of your school, including: - "Culture-busting" strategies to help teachers adopt positive attitudes, outlooks, and behaviors; - A framework for pinpointing the type of culture you have, the type that you want, and the actions you need to take to bridge the two; - Tips for hiring, training, and retaining teachers who will actively work to improve your school's culture; and - Instructions on how to create and implement a successful School Culture Rewiring Team. Though often invisible to the naked eye, a school's culture influences everything that takes place under its roof. Whether your school is urban or rural, prosperous or struggling, School Culture Rewired is the ultimate guide to making sure that the culture in your school is guided first and foremost by what's best for your students.
Publisher: Alexandria, VA : ASCD, c2015
ISBN: 9781416619901
1416619909
Branch Call Number: 370.973 Grue
Characteristics: 177 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Defining organizational culture
Culture vs. climate
Building blocks and subcultures
What type of culture do you want?
What type of culture to you have?
The school culture survey
To reveal the invisible and start conversations
The beat goes on- or does it?
How long does it take to rewire a culture?
Breakthroughs
Leverage points
How the school-year cycle affects cultural rewiring
Building a school culture rewiring team
Leadership matters
Additional Contributors: Whitaker, Todd 1959-

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