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Transforming School Culture

Transforming School Culture BESTSELLER

How to Overcome Staff Division

By: Anthony Muhammad

Foreword by: Richard DuFour

Busy administrators will appreciate this quick read packed with immediate, accessible strategies for building healthy school environments conducive to change.

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Transforming School Culture

Busy administrators will appreciate this quick read packed with immediate, accessible strategies. This book provides the framework for understanding dynamic relationships within a school culture and ensuring a positive environment that supports the changes necessary to improve learning for all students. The author explores many aspects of human behavior, social conditions, and history to reveal best practices for building healthy school cultures.

  • Learn how leaders can overcome staff division to improve relationships and transform toxic cultures into healthy ones.
  • Examine educators motivations for hanging on to paradigms that are contrary to those articulated by their school or district.
  • Understand the underlying tensions that impact school culture among four different groups of educators: Believers, Fundamentalists, Tweeners, and Survivors.
  • Attain specific strategies for working with each group of educators to transform school culture.
  • Create positive environments in which staff not only tolerate change, but also seek and embrace the changes that maximize organizational effectiveness.

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Additional Information

Product Code: BKF281

ISBN: 9781934009451

Published By: Solution Tree

Page Count: 144

“Have you ever wished someone would start telling the truth about what is wrong with our educational system? Both the public and educators themselves would like someone to tell the true story. Believe me, [this book] will keep you up at night until you finish reading it.

Anthony Muhammad takes a look at the 12 characteristics of powerful and positive school cultures . . . [He] also sheds light on the problems with education. Youll read about dysfunctional and toxic school cultures that are characterized with meaningless lip service and pious mission statements. This book will require thinking on your part and examination of your own true beliefs.

This book is one that you will not be able to read just once. You will find time to read it again and most likely, share it with other true educators. Do not miss this book.”

—Roma Morris, federal programs director, Columbia School District, Mississippi, for Principal, March/April 2010

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