Review of School Culture

Chapter six of Professional Capital examines culture, what effective ones possess and what often serves as a substitute. Hargreaves and Fullan (2012) make the case for reculturing school districts, aligning the purposes and actions of schools, districts, and systems to improve educational outcomes for students.

Moving Past Fear to Success

Changing practice is hard no matter what the focus happens to be: collaboration, interventions, collective inquiry, personal reflection, technology adoption, or new instructional practices. Moving beyond our fears to a place of growth and exploration is an essential part of teaching in the 21st century. We must celebrate inquiry and collaboration and provide a courageous model of professional learning for our students.