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ERIC Number: EJ890743
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1550-1175
The Road out of Blame
Zuorick, Claudia
Schools: Studies in Education, v7 n1 p122-139 Spr 2010
The author discusses how the many manifestations of blame impact the climate of every school. Blame is a destructive and much overlooked process that prevents educators from helping schools flourish. The author has uncovered how much they are distracted from creating optimal teaching/learning environments due to the strong hold blame has on all aspects of school life. Blame and its many faces, as well as its many ramifications, block the development of creativity, team building, and the ability of people to be all they can be. It results in suspicion, finger-pointing, and a "gotcha" mentality, which are all too often the cornerstones of school climates. The author shows how she has trained teachers to identify, address, and reduce blame in themselves and their relationships within the school. This allows creative energies to flow and flourish, which benefits the entire school community.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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