Healthy Schools: The Hidden Component of Teaching and Learning

Healthy Schools: The Hidden Component of Teaching and Learning

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ISBN-13: 9781475804270
Publisher: R&L Education
Publication date: 10/17/2013
Pages: 180
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Dr. Phyllis Gimbel has enjoyed a lengthy career in education, serving as middle school principal, foreign language department chair and French and Spanish teacher. Currently, she is Associate Professor of Educational Leadership in the Department of Secondary Education and Professional Programs at Bridgewater State University, where she served as Assistant Coordinator of Writing Across the Curriculum and Faculty Fellow in the Office of Teaching and Learning.

Lenesa Leana has been a teacher, counselor, administrator, principal, head of school, and trustee. She has studied the multiple factors that contribute to the growth of healthy school cultures. Her background in developmental psychology provides an important perspective on her observations of school communities, always with an eye toward what is good for the students.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction xiii

1 Establishing a Clear Vision 1

2 Creating an Atmosphere of Open Communication 11

3 Building Interpersonal Trust 21

4 Encouraging Collaboration 35

5 Communicating Expectations 53

6 Developing High Expectations 67

7 Managing Conflict 79

8 Sharing Multiple Perspectives 103

9 Facilitating Professional Development 115

10 Creating Pride in the School 123

11 Nurturing Creativity 135

12 Taking the Long View 143

References 153

Index 161

About the Authors 163

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