Charles Elbot and Dave Fulton suggest schools develop “touchstones” along with the community that contain values and beliefs that should guide decision-making and behavior.
This article attempts to explain how leadership has an effect on student learning and what the essential ingredients of successful leadership are. The authors suggest that leadership is second only to teaching in its impact on student-learning.
Richard DuFour argues that Professional Learning Communities have a lot of potential, but should focus on these principles to be effective…
Jon Saphier and Matthew King assert that school improvement emerges from the strengthening of teachers’ skills, the systematic renovation of curriculum, the improvement of the organization, and the involvement of parents and citizens in responsible school-community partnerships, and that school culture is the foundation for each and can either strengthen or undermine these actions.