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Don't Teach the Canaries Not to Sing: Creating a School Culture That Boosts Achievement

Don't Teach the Canaries Not to Sing: Creating a School Culture That Boosts Achievement

by Robert D. Ramsey
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412948932

ISBN-13: 9781412948937

Pub. Date: 11/01/2007

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This how-to handbook defines what school culture is, how it works, and why it is critically important, and helps you assess how your school measures up.

Overview

This how-to handbook defines what school culture is, how it works, and why it is critically important, and helps you assess how your school measures up.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412948937
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
11/01/2007
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface: Why This Title
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Introduction: Culture Shock
1. School Culture Under the Microscope: What It Is, How It Works, and Why It's So Important
2. The Many Phases and Faces of School Personalities
3. Profile of a Healthy School Culture That Works for Everyone
4. How Do You Know It's Time to Tune Your Bagpipes? Signs of a Toxic School Culture
5. Assessing the DNA of Your School's Culture
6. Avoiding "Fratricide" (Death by Friendly Fire)
7. A Dresser of Sycamore Trees: The Leader's Role in Shaping the School's Culture
8. Don't Teach the Canaries Not to Sing: Creating a School Culture That Works for All Students
9. Use All the Gifts (Assets): Creating a School Culture That Works for Staff
10. The Dancing Bear Metaphor: Creating a School Culture That Works for Parents and the Community
11. A Results-Oriented Work Environment (ROWE): Linking Culture and Achievement
12. No Deposit, No Return: Culture Building Made Simple
Resource A. FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions
Resource B. FSWs: Frequently Stated Worries
Resource C. What Others Say About Organizational Culture
Resource D. Related Readings: The Short List
Index

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