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

Building Our Own Self-Efficacy

Building Our Own Self-Efficacy

Just because you’re stuck with their policy, doesn’t mean you need to be stuck with their mindset.

—Michael Fullan

A Tale of Two Leaders

Let’s close out our story with Trudy Cowen and Tim Cooper. As the book unfolded, you learned a little bit more about their strengths and weaknesses, as well as their mindsets. The mindset we have as leaders is really important because it doesn’t affect just us—it has an effect on everyone around us. When we walk down the hallway and smile or engage with a student, teacher, staff member, or family member, those individuals walk away from us either feeling as though we care or they walk away feeling as if we don’t have an understanding ...

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