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School Culture: Getting to the Heart of the Matter

Posted by Guest Author on Mar 14, 2018 12:27:05 PM

As a school leader, you know you need to be thinking about school culture. But what is it? It’s easier described than defined. What everyone can describe is how critical school culture is to a school’s success. All too often, the magnitude of school culture is taken for granted and schools suffer. The term school culture generally refers to the beliefs, perceptions, relationships, attitudes, and written and unwritten rules that shape and influence every aspect of how a school functions.

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Topics: Culture, Shared Leadership, Organizational Management

Why should my school attend the Fall Symposium?

Posted by Becky Carlton on Nov 14, 2017 10:47:06 AM

Did you know that the Innovators in Education Fall Symposium and PLCs are eligible for funding through Title IIA? Join charter leadership, teachers, and management company representatives from across the state to reinvigorate the professionalism in education through networking with peers from across the state, gaining inspiration at the general session, and engaging in three innovative breakout sessions on Wednesday.

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Topics: Branding, Teaching and Learning, Leadership, Organizational Management, professional development

What is the role of the school principal?

Posted by Becky Carlton on Mar 16, 2016 4:36:01 PM

School leadership looks different in every school building you visit. From charter to traditional public to the private sector; titles vary and so do responsibilities. But exactly what role should building leaders take on? 

The title 'principal' came from the notion of a principal teacher. Education hasn't changed much over the decades as we moved from the industrial age, our system looks quite similarly structurally as it did 100 years ago. At that time a principal position was intended to be the educational visionary of the school. 
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Topics: Culture, Shared Leadership, Leadership, Organizational Management

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