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

School Climate : Setting Up a Safe Space to Collaborate

School Climate: Setting Up a Safe Space to Collaborate

A member of the next generation of leaders may be the quiet person in your next meeting who has not spoken up because you have not asked a question.

—Douglas Reeves

Collaboration is not a new word for our vernacular. It has been around for many years. It began to take on a much larger role in education since the Partnership for 21st Century Learning (P21) introduced it as one of the 4Cs of 21st century skills, along with creativity, critical thinking, and communication (2016, p. 1). The 4Cs are brilliant and will help students be prepared for college and the workplace. However, are they really new to ...

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