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Creating a Culture for Learning

Paula Rutherford, Brenda Kaylor, Heather Clayton Kwit, Julie McVicker, Bruce Oliver, Sherri Stephens-Carter & Theresa West
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Creating an optimized school atmosphere that promotes the achievement of all students requires teachers and other school professionals to be open-minded, enthusiastic, life-long learners who continually pursue and share best practices and current research in teaching and learning.  

Creating a Culture for Learning clearly identifies the essential characteristics of schools that embody a culture for learning:

  • They are organized around a commitment to high standards for student achievement
  • All school staff are committed to the success of each other
  • They are results-oriented
  • They focus more on student learning than on teaching
  • There is a shared commitment to continuous improvement, no matter the current state 

 The book identifies critical questions for school leaders and community members to explore.

  • What is the role of specific individuals and groups in creating a culture for learning?
  • What knowledge, skills, and attitudes are needed to create, implement, and maintain a culture for learning?
  • What is the role of data in a school with a culture for learning, and how to do we use this data?
  • What does the research tell us about creating cultures for learning?
  • What is best practice in teaching, learning, and leading in a standards-based environment?

 While research-based, expert insight is provided to help answer these questions, readers are encouraged to discuss the questions with other educators at their school and consider them in light of their unique school communities. To facilitate this professional development exercise, the book includes self-assessments, reviews of the literature, points to ponder, practitioner examples, and tools and templates.

Beyond guiding educators through a professional development exercise, the book is a practical resource that offers teachers and school leaders a variety of strategies and tools for implementing concrete, practical measures that have a positive impact student achievement.  

Creating a Culture for Learning is a unique, research-based resource that goes a long way in helping educators build a culture in their school that promotes professional growth, sets and achieves high standards for all students.



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