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Creating a positive school culture : how principals and teachers can solve problems together / Marie-Nathalie Beaudoin, Maureen Taylor ; indexer, Sheila Bodell ; cover designer, Anthony Paular.

Author/Creator:
Beaudoin, Marie-Nathalie, author.
Publication:
Thousand Oaks, California : Corwin Press, 2004.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (225 p.)
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Subjects:
School personnel management.
Teacher-principal relationships.
Teacher participation in administration.
School environment.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Based on more than 200 interviews, this practical guidebook provides strategies for solving staff problems, preventing conflicts, and enriching school climates.
Contents:
""Cover""; ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""About the Authors""; ""Chapter 1 - Understanding the Different Experiences of Teachers and Principals""; ""Principals""; ""Teachers""; ""Conclusion""; ""Chapter 2 - Creating an Environment for Change""; ""Exercise: Externalization""; ""Comparing Deficit-Focused Versus Conceptualized Understanding: Summary of the 4 ""C's"" of Helpful Conversation""; ""Summary of the Practice of Externalizing and Restorying""; ""Chapter 3 - Typical School Culture Problems and Their Effects""; ""Gossip""; ""Problem-Saturated Conversation""; ""Cliques""
""The Us-Them Attitude""""Resentment and Negativity""; ""Community Disrespect""; ""The Rushed Feeling and Scarcity of Time""; ""Hierarchy""; ""Competition""; ""Chapter 4 - When Serious Problems Divide the Staff""; ""The Scenario""; ""Applying a Narrative Metaphor""; ""Chapter 5 - Changing Staff Habits without Conflict""; ""Process of Change""; ""Step-by-Step Example of the Thinking behind a Constructive Process of Change""; ""Chapter 6 - Preventing Problems and Creating a Climate of Support""; ""Connection""; ""Collaboration""; ""The Many Faces of Appreciation""; ""Self-Reflection""
""Dealing with the System: Testing and Unions""""Leadership""; ""Chapter 7 - Practices That Support a Caring School Culture""; ""Chapter 8 - Working with Parents and Volunteers""; ""Problem Stories of Parents and Bats""; ""Parent Involvement: From Problem Story to Collaboration""; ""When Conflicts Arise""; ""More Ideas for Your School Community""; ""World Wide Web Resources""; ""Yard Duty Volunteers""; ""Strategies for Challenging Situations""; ""Conclusion: Questions and Answers""; ""Resource A: Glossary""; ""Resource B: Staff Development Activities""
""Resource C: Summary of School Culture Problems and the Practices That Prevent Them""""Resource D: Job Satisfaction Survey""; ""Resource E: Teacher Survey""; ""Resource F: Principal Interview Protocol""; ""References""; ""Index""
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
Taylor, Maureen, 1967- author.
Bodell, Sheila, bibliographic antecedent.
Paular, Anthony, cover designer.
ISBN:
1-4833-6336-8
OCLC:
923707267