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Most school improvement efforts focus on academic goals, instructional models, curriculum, and assessments. But sometimes what can make or break your learning community are the intangibles—the relationships, identity, and connections that make up its culture. What can you do to uncover these unseen factors, shape them to your advantage, and ensure they positively influence the daily lives of students and staff? This book answers that question and explains how to build and maintain a culture of achievement in any kind of school environment. Discover why culture that is deliberately developed and managed can optimize its impact on mission, vision, and purpose. And learn how to build school culture through a systematic implementation of procedures that include
- Ways to make students and other stakeholders feel welcome, comfortable, important, and understood.
- Tools for teaching students to become the moral and ethical citizens you expect them to be.
- A set of purposeful language, actions, and routines that build the culture of achievement.
- Strategies for pushing students to go beyond the minimum needed to get by, to discover what they are capable of achieving.
- Ideas for creating and holding everyone accountable for being the best they can be and for being committed to continuous improvement.
Find out how culture can make the difference between a school that enables success for all students and a school that merely houses those students during the school day.
(ASCD Premium Member book, May 2012) 7" x 9", 226 pages.
Also available as an E-Book!
Book Review for How to Create a Culture of Achievement in Your School and Classroom
"If a school leader—or better yet, a school staff—takes this book and uses it as a catalyst to create dialogue around what the school culture is and what it can be, then I believe it could have a profound impact on the real learning that takes place every day."
—Gerald W. Aungst, supervisor of gifted and elementary mathematics, Elkins Park, Pa.
This review first appeared on GeraldAungst.com