Guest Post: EdWeek Classroom Q&A – Ways to Develop a Culture of Success in Schools

Larry Ferlazzo gathers questions from educators and then collects both invited responses from experts in our field and comments from readers. It’s a brilliant form of collaboration through his EdWeek “Classroom Q&A” column.

This week, a teacher asked, “How do you create a school culture or even classroom culture in which students strive for success and are expected to strive for success?” My response, along with Jeffrey Benson’s and Barbara Blackburn’s appear in Part One. Now it’s your turn, Larry invites you to leave your own tips or comments at his post, some will be published in the future.

image linked from Classroom Q&A, EdWeek

Thanks for all you do.

One thought on “Guest Post: EdWeek Classroom Q&A – Ways to Develop a Culture of Success in Schools

  1. When I think of classrooms filled with students striving for success, I am reminded of the training I received in my district with our teacher leadership team, Lead, Educate And Promote the Profession. It is essential to set up a community in which the students know what they are doing, why they are doing it, and work together to meet and exceed SMART Goals. Instead of teachers just owning the data, it is the students who do! Reflective processes such as conducting Plus, Minus, Deltas (what worked, what didn’t, and needed changes) help teachers reflect upon their instruction and what works best for their students. I have seen this work in all subject areas in my school from our learning in classrooms to the learning in our library. Children are excited and own their data and want to improve and as teachers, we celebrate that as well. We have to realize that it isn’t the student’s faults, its our systems fault. If we improve the systems in this way, learning becomes synergistic!


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