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JULIA G. THOMPSON: Overcoming a Negative School Climate

JULIA G. THOMPSON: Overcoming a Negative School Climate | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
JULIA G. THOMPSON: Overcoming a Negative School Climate http://t.co/JwtcNodC1P

Via NASSP Center for New Principals, Nancy J. Herr
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At the heart of a positive School environment and climate is positive relationships between students and staff. This means staff have to get along and work together, as well. Providing space for teachers to speak safely is an important consideration.

 

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NASSP Center for New Principals's curator insight, September 14, 2014 11:12 PM

There are great insights here on what you can do if the school climate is negative when you arrive.  It happens, and is a huge first challenge for a new principal.  There are some good resources noted as well.

Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, September 15, 2014 4:30 PM

Sometimes we come into a new position excited and positive but are stymied by a negative climate. Or perhaps that climate has developed over time in our current school. Here is some help to move you in the right direction.

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5 Ways You May Be Killing Employee Morale - Management ...

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In my research on the topic of employee morale much of the focus I've seen is employee driven. By that I mean the attention leans toward what can be done to make the employee happy (perks driven), motivated, etc.

Via NASSP Center for New Principals, Nancy J. Herr
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The Indira Gandhi quote is a good starting point in the article. I attended a meeting several years ago and each School manager who spoke used ownership terms. For example, they used phrases such as my school, my teachers, my students, etc. which led me to believe this people, almost all males, were killing morale with their lack of leadership.

 

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NASSP Center for New Principals's curator insight, August 6, 2014 10:48 PM

As a new principal, you have to be focused on improving employee morale or sustaining and building high morale if you are lucky enough to 'inherit' it.  Don't start out by killing it with poor collaboration or lack of listening. This short article makes some great points!