Education and School Essay

1213 Words Apr 4th, 2014 5 Pages
Prepare an analysis of 1,000−1,250 words in which you address the following aspects of school culture and climate. Identify:
1. Whether your school is conventional, congenial, or collegial.
2. What type of supervisory climate exists on your campus.
3. Whether your current school leader is conventional, congenial, or collegial.
4. The leadership method and style exhibited in your current setting. Support each identification request above with specific data (behaviors) that defend your analysis. Give detailed examples that will support your content.
Provide a research-based recommendation on strategies that can be employed by leadership in your school to enhance collegiality and collaboration within your school organization. Be
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This causes teachers to become overwhelmed and frustrated because they cannot share their ups and downs with others. Observations are a way to bring a teacher down. They are conducted in a way that degrades the teacher and does not offer any constructive criticism. This creates a climate where teachers feel inferior and ineffective when in reality the school and its teachers are not. Kallestad (2010) states that school climate has clear parallels to other concepts like school culture and teachers’ professional communities. This climate also gives outsiders the perception that the school is ineffective when again, that is not the case as shown through test scores. The principal has the power to change these deficits into opportunities. She creates the schedule and could easily set a schedule where teachers had collaboration time built into their day. The school has people available to cover classrooms for a short twenty minute collaboration. Even allowing teachers to collaborate two or three times a week would be helpful if that is all the schedule could allow.
The school does have some qualities of a congenial climate. The teaching staff is very close. Many of the teachers have been in this school for over ten years and work very hard for student achievement. The staff will take the initiative to try to create a climate that is fun and friendly through a sunshine committee that plans spirit week for students and
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