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October 2009 | Volume 67 | Number 2
Developing School Leaders
Barbara Kohm and Beverly Nance
To accelerate positive change in your school, foster a climate of working together.
In one school, teachers work together toward common goals. In another, it's every man for himself. In one school, teachers assume responsibility for every student's success. In another, they blame parents and administrators for student failure.
Good people work in all those schools, but some are more effective than others. The difference is school culture. Teachers who work in schools with strong collaborative cultures behave differently from those who depend on administrators to create the conditions of their work. In collaborative cultures, teachers exercise creative leadership together and take responsibility for helping all students learn.
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