ERIC Number: EJ792944
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 0
Not Getting Along?
Instructor, v116 n7 p47-50 May-Jun 2007
Crafting a positive school work environment takes time and will that many educators often lack. Yet some experts say that how the principal, teachers, and staff get along is paramount to parental involvement and to cutting-edge instruction. Unfortunately, according to this author, the workplace culture in many schools is undeniably dysfunctional. Energy is used to gossip, compete, and divide instead of to communicate, collaborate, and unite. In this article, the author offers some signs that indicate when a school is in need of a change of climate, and some suggestions on what everyone can do to turn it around.
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Educational Environment, Teacher Student Relationship, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Collaboration, Educational Strategies, Tests, Teacher Attitudes, Labor Turnover, Principals, Teachers, Communication (Thought Transfer), Educational Change
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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