Students that come from families that value high academic achievement, delayed gratification and compliance with rules do well at school because that is often what school cultures value. However, some students come from families that don't cultivate these values, which is what turns "learning for all" into "learning for most. In a toxic culture, student success is based solely upon a student's level of concern, attentiveness, prior knowledge, and the willingness to comply with the demands of school, and they pass that belief on to others in overt and covert ways.
Toxic cultures believe some students are educable and some are not. Obstacles to student success are not perceived as challenges but rather they are the products of home and community and therefore not the concern of staff. Determining whether a school culture is Healthy or Toxic doesn't come down to the significance or of problems a school faces - instead it is based on the willingness and capacity of a school to overcome the challenges they face.
Dr. Anthony Muhammad—The Will to Lead, the Skill to Teach: Transforming Schools at Every Level
Toxic teachers want to control situations that they can't really control. We need teachers to prepare for situations and respond according to that preparation rather than lament the fact that they have lost control. Complaints are instances of deflecting blame. Protests are positive for school culture. Disagreement and philosophical debate are important elements for organizational growth. We develop new ideas and clear conclusions when we debate issues from multiple perspectives. Most Complaining is done to solicit sympathy or vent frustration.
It is not done in seek of change. Complaining is a coping mechanism of people who are too afraid and in some cases unqualified to overcome immediate obstacles in their paths. Good leaders begin enacting their vision by getting the right people on the bus, the wrong people off the bus, and right people in the right seats and then they figure out where to drive the bus.
The Will to Lead, the Skill to Teach: Transforming Schools at Every Level, Nov/
Collegial culture or informal culture refers to the regular and informal practices colleagues have with their peers. This is where alliances develop. For change to take place, believers have to become more active lobbyists in the collegial culture. Leadership strategy: love your employees by creating conditions for them to succeed.
Remove road-blocks. Healthy collective focus at Irondale-efficacy, college readiness, student connectedness. Responsive pedagogy - going to where the students are at culturally and linguistically and bringing them to where they need to be academically. Consider mr. Hollands opus scene for PD- have teachers highlight what holland did to ensure learning took place.
- Soldier of Rome: The Legionary.
- Conversaciones con Criterio. Sobre la entrevista de trabajo (Spanish Edition);
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- The Calumnist Malefesto and Other Improbable Yarns.
Integrate movement activities many teachers worry about getting undeserved students back on task. Students greet one another b4 sharing info students from every background have unique greetings. Democratic - Democratic or collaborative - best aligned with CLR approach. Adult facilitates shared learning, students participate in the process. Lends itself to student choice, collaboration, and eventual independence. Teacher in control, students develop love of learning.
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Opposites is reactivity. Students stealing? Clear desk of all things. Students coming late, last one to enter, 1st one to be called upon. In clr classroom, never a time when students are not participating whether whole group or small group.
Show students they are integral members of the classroom community. Train or pass it on - students call on each other to Answer or ask questions. Students can pass on if they can't answer. This can be done tossing a small soft object. Number heads together - groups of , each student, ask question, students in groups work together to find best answer, roll die, all of that report out exp: all 3's report out.
Think,pair, share - students think silently about? Merry-go-round - each student takes very quick turn sharing. Nothing written down. Share personal responses in short time. They put the first in the middle and express their idea or response to a question. Each member does this and then we go around again and each student responds or adds to a group members input and puts their 2nd marker in.
Circle the sage- group students. Sages explain what they know while classmates listen, ask questions, and take notes. Groups that have a disagreement stand - teacher helps them State and resolve disagreements. During 1st step, students interview their partners by asking interview type questions. During 2nd step, partners reverse roles.
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Students assigned to teach the same concept to their group collaborate to strategize how to teach it. The authors acknowledge both the structural and sociological issues that contribute to low-performing schools and offer multiple tools and strategies to assess and improve classroom management, increase literacy, establish academic vocabulary, and contribute to a healthier school culture.
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A practitioner for nearly 20 years, he has served as a middle school teacher, assistant principal, and principal, and as a high school principal. His tenure as a practitioner has earned him several awards as both a teacher and a principal. As a researcher, Dr. Muhammad has published articles in several publications in both the United States and Canada. Sharroky Hollie, PhD , is an assistant professor at California State University, Dominguez Hills, where he teaches classroom management, methodology, and secondary literacy and learning. Hollie is also cofounder and executive director of The Center for Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing quality professional development to educators serving diverse learners.
Hollie has trained more than 10, teachers and observed approximately 1, classrooms over the past several years. With nearly 20 years of experience in education, ranging from the elementary to university levels, Dr. Hollie was also a program coordinator for the academic English mastery program in the Los Angeles Unified School District. In , Dr. Hollie and two colleagues founded the Culture and Language Academy of Success CLAS , a K—8 elementary charter school that is based on culturally and linguistically responsive pedagogy.
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