Transforming School Culture: How to Overcome Staff Division (2019)

Transforming School Culture: How to Overcome Staff Division Anthony Muhammad Transforming School Culture How to Overcome Staff Division Busy administrators will appreciate this quick read packed with immediate accessible strategies This book provides the framework for understanding dynamic relationships within a school culture and en
  • Title: Transforming School Culture: How to Overcome Staff Division
  • Author: Anthony Muhammad
  • ISBN: 9781934009451
  • Page: 387
  • Format: Paperback
Transforming School Culture: How to Overcome Staff Division Anthony Muhammad Busy administrators will appreciate this quick read packed with immediate, accessible strategies This book provides the framework for understanding dynamic relationships within a school culture and ensuring a positive environment that supports the changes necessary to improve learning for all students The author explores many aspects of human behavior, social conditions,Busy administrators will appreciate this quick read packed with immediate, accessible strategies This book provides the framework for understanding dynamic relationships within a school culture and ensuring a positive environment that supports the changes necessary to improve learning for all students The author explores many aspects of human behavior, social conditions, and history to reveal best practices for building healthy school cultures.
Transforming School Culture: How to Overcome Staff Division Anthony Muhammad

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  1. Nancy

    The author, an educator, writes of the study he did on the culture of schools and what makes them difficult to change He describes 4 types of people who work in school and are part of the culture the believers, who believe in change and doing whatever it takes to help kids learn, the tweeners, those new to education or even a school They come to work willing to please their boss and are anxious to keep their jobs while they figure out their new vocation The survivors are those who are burned out [...]

  2. J.W. Cunningham

    The goal of Transforming School Culture is to provide a framework for understanding how school cultures operate and how leaders can overcome staff division to improve relationships and transform toxic cultures into healthy ones with the ultimate goal of improved learning for all students Anthony Muhammad contends that in order to transform school culture, we must examine and understand educators motivation for hanging on to paradigms that are contrary to those articulated by their school or dist [...]

  3. Jonathan Stefanopoulos

    I enjoyed this book about transforming a school s culture and brining about change in a school He talks about a lot of observations, research, and empirical data He mentions the importance of high expectation for students and how they try to rise to them I liked his ideas about new teacher programs and the support needed to keep teachers from becoming isolated and overwhelmed.

  4. Kelley

    This is must read book for any administrator serious about understanding the reasons behind toxic school cultures and using strategies to transform them into positive environments Anthony Muhammad identifies 4 key types of educators and explains how each impact school culture This typology was very helpful and intensely intriguing It has given me a much profound understanding of the needs of staff members that I didn t know how to identify in a productive improvement model previously Yet, a cri [...]

  5. Skylar Primm

    Muhammad s Four Types of Educators Believers, Tweeners, Survivors, and Fundamentalists rang true to me, and I ve found myself categorizing all teachers I know This is probably unfair on my part, and I m disappointed that nowhere in the book does Muhammad acknowledge the reductiveness inherent in any systematic categorization of human beings to four broad categories That said, categorization can be useful as first order analysis, and he based these categories on what seems to have been a solid et [...]

  6. Andy Schoenborn

    The book was given to my colleagues and I from our principal It is a great book for administrators, but tends to cause division among peers as a school wide book study especially if you are a fundamentalist.

  7. Jeff Bush

    Yup Everything he says is spot on His understanding of school culture is profound It s a little short on scholarship as far as current literature, but Muhammad almost makes up for this with his own research On the must read list for any educator.

  8. Anthony

    Give yourself the language to explain what goes on in a school and the pathway to a healthier learning environment for students.

  9. Spacek Kim

    The author provided a solid framework for transforming school culture The study that he undertook identified types of teachers that exist within faculties based on their educational goal rather than behavior The belief teachers have in whether their students can learn or not is key to student success in life Several strategies are provided to work through and provide the support needed to assist teachers in making change for the benefit for students.

  10. Nathan

    A framework for staff what types of people there are, and what they need to make change.The first group I identified is the Believers Believers are educators who believe in the core values that make up a healthy school culture They believe that all of their students are capable of learning and that they have a direct impact on student success They are actively engaged in a constant battle of ideas with another group, the Fundamentalists.The second group I call the Tweeners Tweeners are educators [...]

  11. Laurie

    So this has some of the same great ideas I ve heard before heard him speak about They include Predeterminations that are made that widen the achievement gap Perceptual staff view of student ability Intrinsic student view of their own ability Institutional the view we have to deal with under law other constraints These must be addressed to truly change school culture But of course you are dealing with many different personalities of staff when it comes to shifting the paradigm They are The Believ [...]

  12. Bernie Van Doninck

    This book is a must read for any school principal.The title of the book is a bit misleading as I didn t come to this book looking for any solutions on division but indeed this book could serve that purpose Instead, this was a great book to help to further understand, respond and adapt to the ever changing dynamics in any school culture Muhammad provides a framework for navigating the diversity in every school Professional Learning Community so as to engage all staff equally in maintaining a visi [...]

  13. Omar

    Transforming School Culture is an indepth look at how to take the four types of educators and create an educational environment that is based on a systematic and schoolwide focus on learning I am a little biased because the author is a family member But I am also a practicing educator who has been in schools all over the country witnessing the difficulty of the transition from old educational policy to the reform environment that exists today Mr Muhammad does an excellent job of identifying the [...]

  14. Dave

    This book sheds true light on the thought process behind the different types of educators The logic is fair and straightforward However, it is not as innocently written as the forward describes it Muhammad obviously takes a solid stance against the views of higher level Fundamentalists, but he does portray his views objectively The knowledge gained from this book is reflective As an educator, it forces introspection and realization of habits from all different categories of educators Some flatte [...]

  15. Jodi Hufendick

    Everyone who works in education should read this and it should be required reading for all administrators The authors description of the 4 cultures in a school was blunt, to the point, and absolutely accurate I would say that I identified with the Believers, but was disturbed to see Fundamentalist characteristics in myself I also could pinpoint exactly the point where I became a Survivor and am grateful that I saw and acted on that myself at that time This is an eye opening book for all in educa [...]

  16. Joey Sagel

    Anthony Muhammad is a great speaker and important voice in education I think this is an important book for understanding school culture overall and the motivations of people within an organization Although I haven t always felt comfortable with how people have used Muhammad s work to put labels on people, the overall framework is helpful for understanding the complex web that a school organization can be.

  17. Meg

    My first iBook I read this book for a class I am taking on organizational behavior fun stuff I really love the way Muhammad writes lots of examples and explanation and his writing just flows so nicely It s easy to read and his insights are very enlightening when it comes to the idea of transforming school culture not an easy task I recommend it for anyone interested in what it takes to do your part to transform schools teachers and administrators especially.

  18. Matt

    An essential resource for any school leader Here, Muhammad publishes his PhD dissertation regarding his observations in leading school change, the types of personalities within faculties, and specific strategies to handle this process His analysis and conclusions make it a must read for building principals.

  19. Sunshine Darby

    I wish I had this during my first years of teaching The way the author is able to label groups of educators and pinpoint why they behave was right on the mark I also enjoyed the fact that the author provides approaches to help schools get their staff to come together and heal dysfunctional cultures.

  20. Renee

    4.5 Wish I had read this before working in a school There should be a college of education class on school dynamics and how to navigate them.

  21. Gini

    Super quick read Helps me see myself and my co workers in a different light I realize I need to reach out to our new teachers.

  22. Lynne

    Very practical book, which gave me new insight into the obstacles to school culture change, and how I can better be part of the solution to needed change.

  23. Krista

    This book gives you a lot to think about It certainly made me think of my school, the teachers in it, and myself.

  24. Stephanie_palmeri

    I read this a few years ago and still think about it a lot when dealing with resistors I ve also heard Muhammad in person and he s great.

  25. Erin

    I had to read this one for work Easy to follow and a great book to use in professional development situations.

  26. Kerreteach

    TREMENDOUS insight into school culture and the various archetypes of teachers A must read for all administrators.

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