Relevance, Authenticity, Agency Key to School Culture Buy-In

From Education Dive, January 14, 2019, by Shawna De La Rosa

School culture is important, but it can be difficult for administrators to control. Culture can impact student attendance, learning and test scores. It can even affect teacher retention. Once created, a culture is difficult to change since it’s reflective of student and educator attitudes. Administrators can create a plan for change, but it ultimately has to have buy-in from the school community.

Students are capable, however, and can do amazing things when given the opportunity and support. When given the chance to work on and create these changes, students are learning social-emotional skills like problem-solving and collaboration. Read the full article…

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