Culture Re-Boot: Reinvigorating School Culture to Improve Student Outcomes

Culture Re-Boot: Reinvigorating School Culture to Improve Student Outcomes

by Leslie S. (Scheukman) Kaplan, William A. (Allen) Owings
     
 

Your start up menu for super-charged culture change

School culture is the invisible thread woven throughout your school that defines everything from dress codes to student success. Packed with workable strategies and real-life stories of culture re-boots, this practical handbook for change shows you how to:

  • Be the

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Overview

Your start up menu for super-charged culture change

School culture is the invisible thread woven throughout your school that defines everything from dress codes to student success. Packed with workable strategies and real-life stories of culture re-boots, this practical handbook for change shows you how to:

  • Be the transformational leader your school needs to reinvigorate your school culture
  • Establish a student-centered learning culture focused on student outcomes
  • Engage teachers in culture-focused leadership teams to support teacher and student learning
  • Get parents and community on-board to collaborate for student achievement
  • Connect professional development and school culture for maximum results

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452217321
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
02/05/2013
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,036,320
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
1. School Culture and Change as Learning
Focus Questions
Why 40 Years of School Reform Has Not Worked (and Why Culture Re-Boot Will)
What is Culture Re-Boot?
What is School Culture?
Components of Positive School Cultures
Change as Organizational Learning
Understanding Your School’s Culture
Research: The Impact of School Culture on Student Achievement
Resources
2. School Leadership as Culture Building
Focus Questions
Leadership as Culture Building
How Principal Leaders Transform Their Schools
Understanding the Dynamics and Resources for Culture Re-Boot
How Principals Can Prepare for Culture Re-Boot
Research: Principal Leadership and Student Achievement
Resources
3. School Culture, Ethical Behavior, and Relational Trust
Focus Questions
School Culture and Ethical Behavior
School Culture and Relational Trust
Building Relational Trust with Parents
Research: Trust and Student Achievement
Resources
4. Developing Professional Capacity and Shared Influence
Focus Questions
Why Schools Should Develop Professional Capacity
Building Teachers’ Instructional Capacity
Building Teachers’ Leadership Capacities
Where We Go From Here
Research: How Building Teachers’ Capacity Improves School Outcomes
Resources
5. Establishing a Student-Centered Learning Culture
Focus Questions
Why We Need to Educate Every Child to High Levels
A Safe and Orderly Learning Environment
Teacher Expectations
Academic Press and Supports
Relationships
References
6. Promoting and Creating Strong Parent-Community Ties
Focus Questions
Family Involvement and Student Outcomes
Challenges of Working with Parents in Culturally Diverse Communities
Ways to Involve Families with Schools
Working with the Community
References
7. Developing a Plan for Action
Focus Questions
Planning Overview
Index

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