Build a positive school climate to impact students, teachers, and the community! Is improving school climate on your to-do list? Do you think about it as a top-down directive or as a dialogue to build equity within the school? A healthy school environment should never be seen as an option, but instead supported as a must-have. Peter DeWitt offers leaders practical high impact strategies to improve school climate, deepen involvement in student learning, and engage a broader family network. In addition to international vignettes focused on community stakeholders and research-based practices, this book features tools such as: • A leadership growth cycle to help leaders build their self-efficacy • A teacher observation cycle centered on building collective efficacy • An early warning system to identify potential at-risk students • Action steps following each chapter to apply to your own setting • Discussion questions for use in team environments Establishing a supportive and inclusive school climate where professionals can take risks to improve the lives of students is vital to maximize learning in any school community. ? “This is a fabulous book by a renowned expert in the field of leadership. Peter DeWitt explains the complex and credible in a way that is thought-provoking, challenging and inspiring. I love how he gives insights in what successful collaborative leadership is and shows how we can all build our skills and mindset for leading towards collective efficacy.” —James Nottingham, Challenging Learning author and creator of #TheLearningPit JN Partnership LTD, Northumberland, United Kingdom

What Is Collaborative Leadership?

What Is Collaborative Leadership?

Whatever one’s style, every leader, to be effective, must have and work on improving his or her moral purpose.

—Michael Fullan

In our leadership training, we are told to be visible. After all, it’s important to be seen in the hallway, on the sidewalk, and in the cafeteria. Being visible contributes to a safe school climate, partly because visibility means that leaders are present and able to maintain a calm atmosphere. Behavior changes when the principal is around, right? However, what we learned from Dr. Trudy Cowen’s leadership is that we can be visible but contribute to a negative school climate at the same time. It’s more important to engage positively with teachers, families, and students. We, as leaders, ...

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