by Eric Sheninger
"I hear a great deal of conversation in the education world about transforming school culture. I have even added to that dialogue on numerous occasions. It wasn’t until now that I realized the most significant piece to the change and transformation process is our students. This most important stakeholder group is often left out of this conversation. So what are the secrets to transforming school culture? Make it a student-centered process, give up control, respect their ideas then implement them, and get out of the way. For it is they, our students, who ultimately transform school culture. We are just playing in their sandbox."