Teachers sitting under a tree with a small group of children having a lesson outdoors.

School Culture that Sucks the Life Out of Learning

In my work with school leaders, I routinely ask them what impact they want to have on their school system.  They frequently say things like this: I want staff to: Feel empowered Not be afraid to take risks Create a collaborative environment Take pride in their work In other words, they want to develop a positive, supportive, collaborative culture. But …

Building Relationships for Stronger Schools

When most people think about schools, they picture a building with kids, teachers, and in some cases, sports. They don’t think much about the less obvious things that determine how staff, students, parents, and local businesses see the school. In reality, the success of the school depends on relationships of many kinds. There are, of course, relationships between teachers and …