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ERIC Number: EJ1084193
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
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Principal Connection/What Does Your Restroom Say about Your School?
Hoerr, Thomas R.
Educational Leadership, v73 n4 p88-89 Dec 2015-Jan 2016
At a Monday evening monthly meeting of school administrators, discussion ensued about how to improve the administrators' schools. Ideas such as increasing student achievement, energizing teachers, and engaging parents were offered. One principal suggested focus should be turned to the students' restrooms, "because lots of problems emerge there, and sometimes they're not considered safe places." Other administrators agreed that restrooms are in fact an important part of school culture. This article briefly describes the author's experience upon returning to his own school following the meeting and the changes made to the restrooms there based on the insight gained at the monthly administrator meeting. He concludes that perhaps improving the attractiveness of restroom spaces will improve student behavior in these areas and encourage better supervision (which is never as consistent as it should be).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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