Cool Spring Elementary, Leesburg, VA
Elevate your team's attitude from "whatever" to "whatever it takes"
Seasoned educator Ron Nash shares the results of his visits to schools where "we will do better" has replaced "whatever" as the official mantra. His findings will inspire school staff members to embark upon their own continuous improvement journey and model that experience for their students. This book provides a framework for individual reflection and evaluation of schools' processes as part of a professional development program. Ideally, all staff members will be onboard. But even if they aren't, each person involved can make a difference. The results speak for themselves:
- Inspired and empowered staff members
- Active classrooms with engaged students who enjoy school
- A customer service-oriented culture where parents feel welcome and valued
- A schoolwide commitment to sustaining improvement efforts
Included are strategies, action items, processes, and examples from successful programs nationwide. From the classroom to the lunchroom, students learn from those around them. By modelling commitment, self-renewal, and persistence in the face of difficulties, we are teaching skills that will serve students well in adulthood.