ERIC Number: EJ1080404
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
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Principal Connection / Amazon and the Whole Teacher
Hoerr, Thomas R.
Educational Leadership, v73 n3 p85-86 Nov 2015
A recent controversy over Amazon's culture has strong implications for the whole child approach, and it offers powerful lessons for principals. A significant difference between the culture of so many businesses today and the culture at good schools is that in good schools, the welfare of the employees is very important. Student success is the result of teacher success, and the role of leaders is to create conditions in which teachers succeed. This article expresses the author's agreement with the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) Whole Child Initiative's focus on all aspects of a child's growth, and explains why the focus needs to be expanded to say that each child and each teacher deserves to be healthy, safe, supported, engaged, and challenged.
Descriptors: Work Environment, Principals, Students, Teachers, Child Development, Teacher Responsibility
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