Using homemade surveys can help you become a better teacher and leader. They can boost our understanding of student, parent and staff perspectives on issues that impact teaching and learning. Principal and NBCT Rita Platt shares ways she uses them – with tips and resources.
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A strong positive school climate is essential for learning and assuring a happy workplace. One way to interrupt that healthy climate is rude behavior, which tends to ripple out and have lasting negative impacts. Principal Rita Platt shares strategies to repel rudeness.
The School Climate Solution serves as a blueprint for increasing positive climate from the classroom to the staff room, says reviewer Rita Platt. Jonathan Erwin provides practical guidelines for building a safe environment where relationships and SEL foster learning.
We must stand up for students even if it makes us unpopular, writes Becky Bair. She shares some lessons learned about pushing for change in your school.
When 4th grade teacher Becky Bair & two teammates asked teachers to shuffle assignments on behalf of vulnerable students, stormy weather ensued.
In a new series, 4th grade teacher Becky Bair tells what happened when she & 2 teammates pressed for a school “climate shift” on behalf of their most vulnerable students.