Über den Autor
John M. Brucato is the principal of Milford High School, Milford, Massachusetts. He is an active member of the Massachusetts Secondary School Administrators Association Executive Board and a former social studies teacher, athletic coach, dean of students, athletic director, assistant principal, and leadership advisor.
Part 1 Foreword by Phillip F. Flaherty Part 2 Preface Part 3 Acknowledgments Part 4 Introduction Part 5 Part I: The Problem Chapter 6 1. Assessing School Culture: Putting the Horse before the Cart Part 7 Part II: Beginnings Chapter 8 2. The Six Key Questions to Assessing School Culture Chapter 9 3. Why We Need to Read, Write, and Reflect: The Journal Chapter 10 4. Climate-Focused Leaders: The Profile Chapter 11 5. The Guiding Principles of Success Chapter 12 6. Building an Administrative Team: The Foundation of a Well-Run School Chapter 13 7. Climate Control: All Educators on Board Part 14 Part III: New Beginnings Chapter 15 8. Swinging the Balance Chapter 16 9. Clarity of Expectations Chapter 17 10. The Faculty Manual Chapter 18 11. Growth and Excellence Are Not Optional Chapter 19 12. Teacher Appreciation Chapter 20 13. The Student Body: The Driving Force of School Reform Chapter 21 14. How to Develop a Support Staff that Becomes the Glue that Holds Your School Together Part 22 Appendix I: How to Develop a School Culture that Reduces Discipline Problems and Enhances Safety Part 23 Appendix II: How to Deal More Effectively with Difficult Parents Part 24 Appendix III: How to Deal with Difficult Teachers Part 25 Appendix IV: How to Achieve Success with the Next Level of Student Discipline Part 26 Appendix V: Developing an Administrator-Friendly Student/Parent Handbook Part 27 Appendix VI: Seven Reasons Why School Administrators Cannot Turn Their Backs on Issues of Nonschool Conduct Part 28 Appendix VII: You Make the Call Part 29 References Part 30 About the Author
Creating a Learning Environment addresses the need to: Assess the culture that defines a school's environment Reflect on the variables which can improve/degrade the culture Determine what practices to employ in order to make necessary improvement