August 1, 2015

IT, Brutus!

The relationship between a very competent and savvy IT Manager and the Head slowly begins to deteriorate. Increasingly, the individual criticizes the Head behind her back […]
August 1, 2015

School Cultures: An Interesting Model And Then Some

Seldom am I able to undertake strategic planning, faculty compensation/evaluation, school climate and board governance assignments all in the same school and where these tasks fit […]
August 1, 2015

Unhealthy School Climate: Common But Seldom Improved

In a recent exchange of e mails among school heads, there was much talk about, and not many congratulations for a Head who was taking over […]
August 1, 2015

Improving Faculty Cultures: Touching The Heart And Soul Of Schools

An independent school unionized recently because the faculty was fearful of losing some cherished rights and benefits that new leadership had questioned. The benefits included teaching […]
August 1, 2015

Understanding Faculty And School Cultures

Not long ago, I was invited to conduct a workshop on teacher evaluation. The first to enter the room was an experienced teacher. He sat in […]
August 1, 2015

"Managing School Climate-And Not Letting It Manage You!"

The key ingredient in developing and maintaining a healthy school climate is faculty morale. While board, parent and student morale are very important, they tend to […]