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#MASSPchat 12/12 - Improving School Climate and Culture

The Topic:
There is no shortage of research exploring the best practices for improving school culture. While some believe to improve a school culture you have to attack those things that are deemed problematic. Other theories outline generic steps for reform.

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#MASSPchat 11/28 - Staff Book Study

The Topic: Staff Book Study
A book study is a great way to kick off a new initiative, help your building work through common challenges, or give you another tool to get your staff on the same page. It can also build leadership capacity, create a platform for important discussions about the work that we all share as educators, and help build a common set of language and references. This week, let's chat about staff book study best practices and the books we've had success with.

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#MASSPchat 9/26 - Academic Culture

The Topic: Academic Culture
Creating a culture of success for all of the students in your building is crucial. This week, join me and guest moderator Donna Bougnher, Principal of Grayling High School, to talk about the ways in which we can build and maintain an academic culture that promotes student success.

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Not Creative. Desperate.

I recently shared my 2014-2015 master schedule with a colleague who complemented me on my creativity. I hadn’t thought of my schedule as creative. After spending more time than ever before building a master schedule, I had indeed produced a final document. However, I thought of it more as a product of desperation than an expression of creativity.