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School Culture Prezi

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Dawne Tomlinson

on 22 April 2013

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School Culture Shared Attitudes
Values, Beliefs
Traditions "It's the way people do business"

"It's the unwritten rules"

"It's just what we do" Deeply embedded personality of the school
developed over time Climate vs Culture Culture is the personality of an organization
Climate is the organization's attitude Climate Attitude or Mood of Group Personality of Group Culture Based on perceptions Based on values and beliefs Feel it when you come in the door Members cannot feel it The way we feel around here The way we do things around here What's more difficult to change ...
Culture? Langley School District

"You Don't Need a Title to be a Leader" Series "A school's culture has far more influence on life and learning in the schoolhouse than the state department of education, the superintendent, the school board, or even the principal can ever have."
Elbot and Fulton What does a negative/unhealthy/toxic
school culture look like? Culture and Achievement Connection between school culture and student achievement is a reality and school culture influences everything that happens in a school. Shaping School Culture 1.Read the culture to identify current norms and values 2. Assess the culture to determine which elements support the school's purpose and mission. 3. Shape the culture by reinforcing positive aspects and working to transform negative aspects. Wild ducks make a lot of noise, but they also have the sense to benefit from occasionally flying in formation.
-Unknown Shape the Culture Foster a climate of commitment to staff and student learning.

Build positive relationships through collaborative activities.

Recognize and support quality professional development opportunities.

Address the negative directly, replacing negative stories with concrete positive results. Coming together is a beginning.
Keeping together is progress.
Working together is success.
-Henry Ford VISION What does a positive/healthy school culture look like? 5/5/5 Action Plans What will you have accomplished in terms of your own leadership around culture in your school?
In 5 days
In 5 weeks
In 5 months Panel Discussion LSS Staff
Marci Statham, Counsellor
Jeff Dickson, Teacher
Mark Follett, Teacher A school's culture is one of the most difficult to describe and yet one of the most important elements in its success or failure in educating its students. Leaders shape the organizational culture whether they intend to or not.

No one has more impact on an organization, department, branch, or group than the leader. Unhealthy cultures are slow to adapt to change. Healthy cultures attract and keep healthy people. The longer a leader is in place, the less aware they are of what is in that place. The culture of an organization impacts the long-term productivity of an organization. Why is it important to distinguish between culture and climate? Table Talk
Questions on Edmodo The Culture Builder

1. Groups of 5
2. Assign parts of article 1-5
3. Everyone reads first part
4. 1s get together to discuss
2s get together to discuss...
5. Original group together to share and discuss. Themes Voice
Stability vs Stagnancy
"Me to We" "3 Wishes and a Star" STUDENTS School Culture STAFF PARENTS COMMUNITY
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