The purpose of this 3 part activity is to guide participants to create evidence-based and practical solutions to school culture and the resistance to change.
This is a 3 part, day-long activity where participants reflect on what they know, explore the literature on school culture and resistance to change, and identify and classify practical solutions (conditions, processes and people) for use in their own work. The attached handout details the preparation and materials needed to run this day, the procedures, and the books to be distributed to participants.
This day is designed for use during Lead Data Team seminars. This activity can be adapted and used by a Professional Learning Community (PLC) or Data Team.
Transforming School Culture: How to Overcome Staff Division, Muhammad, A., 2009.
Building School Culture One Week at a Time, Zoul, J., 2010.
Creating School Cultures That Embrace Learning: What Successful Leaders Do, Thacker, T., Bell, J. S. & Schargel, F. P., 2009.
Creating Productive Cultures in Schools: For Students, Teachers, and Parents, Murphy, J. F. & Torre, D., 2014.