3 Areas to Consider When Creating A Positive School Culture

Successful Staffing

Nothing frustrates a good teacher more than the district hanging on to a bad one,” an educator commented to me recently. While true, this is a problem that is not going away anytime soon. Since the pandemic, teaching has suffered as a profession. Too much negativity from one or more teachers can quickly spread to others if not addressed.  However, with the nationwide teacher shortage, a certified teacher, even a poor one, seems preferable to a long-term substitute, even though the culture of the building or potentially, the entire school district may suffer. Content area or grade level teams and professional learning communities (PLCs) can also become less effective the minute a teacher who is uninterested in improving dampens the team’s effectiveness and cohesion. Depending on local policies or union protections, firing or not renewing contracts is not easy, plus finding qualified applicants is getting harder and harder. So, what is the solution? Unfortunately, there is not a one-size-fits-all for this, but there are a few general things that can be tried or implemented by school and district leaders.

For more, check out the full post as published on the Insight Advance blog.

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