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ERIC Number: ED532943
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-May
Pages: 226
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4166-1408-1
How to Create a Culture of Achievement in Your School and Classroom
Frey, Nancy E.; Fisher, Douglas B.; Pumpian, Ian
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
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: (1) Ways to make students and other stakeholders feel welcome, comfortable, important, and understood; (2) Tools for teaching students to become the moral and ethical citizens you expect them to be; (3) A set of purposeful language, actions, and routines that build the culture of achievement; (4) Strategies for pushing students to go beyond the minimum needed to get by, to discover what they are capable of achieving; and (5) 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.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development