CHANGING SCHOOL CULTURES “School CULTURE relates to the CLIMATE or atmosphere under which teaching and learning occur, and it is also about the nature and quality ofRead More
We use a scientific process to provide each school with both a qualitative and quantitative assessment of their culture and climate. This process requires aRead More
A common challenge is the misplaced focus of resources when educators (administrators/teachers) are too busy dealing with a disruptive school. Although schools did not create these issues, it is practically impossible to create a healthy learning environment of teaching and learning with a time-consuming, low performing school culture and climate. It does not take long to realize there are real challenges in these schools that must be addressed.
Improvement plans must include improving culture & climate
Success is related to understanding the role of culture & climate
Students who feel safe and encouraged have high success rates
Changes in structures and processes is a formula for student success
Positive school climate = Positive youth development
Our Goals . . .
Motivate staff to embrace change
Strengthen the connections between adults and students
Improve student and staff attendance, behavior and morale
Produce efficient learning environments
Increase awareness of the importance of school culture & climate