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Transforming School Culture: How to Overcome Staff Division Perfect Paperback – February 17, 2009
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I was around at the time the concept of "Whole Language" instruction was implemented. The idea was certainly appealing, and policymakers jumped on the Whole Language bandwagon completely. As time passed, however, it became obvious that Whole Language was deeply flawed and that those teachers who had continued teaching phonics in their classrooms had actually been the most successful in developing literacy in their students. In the dystopia of this book , those teachers would have been removed from the teaching profession and their insight and wisdom lost to education forever. The very idea of our democratic society is that various viewpoints, opinions, experiences, awareness, work together for the greatest good. This book recommends destroying this very strength.Read more ›
This book is the most insightful and analytical piece of literature I have read describing the difficult process of change within our public schools. For years I have been saying that internally, schools kill innovation. Anthony does an amazing job of breaking down why this is. He gives us a vocabulary to use, and strategies to implement. I would highly advise anyone in the field of education, or in educational policy development to read this book.
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I gave this book 4 stars because it is an easy read with practical information. I will refer to this book often as I journey along the path to school leadership.Published 5 months ago by Sue
Thought provoking while also offering strategies for minimizing the impact of your most challenging and negative staff.Published 7 months ago by Cynthia Mueller
I have a very challenging faculty at my school. This is a simple read that gets you to think about change leadership and reflect about strategies you can use to overcome staff... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Timothy Shim
Lots of great ideas and lessons for those seeking to become leaders.Published 11 months ago by carolina
Excellent book! It is a must read for understanding school transformation.Published 13 months ago by Meli