Committed Staff

Recommended Practice: Build a staff committed to the turnaround process.

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Building a Staff Committed to the Turnaround Process

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This multimedia overview provides a summary of the recommendation to build a strong, committed staff dedicated to the turnaround efforts. It outlines several key actions principals can take to...

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Developing a Climate for Change

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Julie Kowal presents ways a principal can inspire and engage staff in turnaround efforts and the district’s role in supporting those efforts.

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Understanding and Meeting Staffing Needs

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Julie Kowal discusses the importance of building a committed staff and strategies that principals can use to assess staffing needs, reassign, redeploy, and hire staff.

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Reconstitution: Reinvigorating Teacher Practices

School Turnaround > Committed Staff > See How It Works

Teachers discuss the process of applying to be rehired after their school was reconstituted. They talk about how the experience changed their teaching practices and what strategies were implemented...

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Engaging Every Staff Member

School Turnaround > Committed Staff > See How It Works

This interview features the principal of an elementary school who is committed to making sure every staff member is engaged in the school improvement process. The staff at Laura MacArthur,...

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School Example

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Building a Sense of Community

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An elementary school principal talks about how she built a sense of community among school staff. She discusses how she motivated the staff to wholeheartedly work towards school...

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School Example

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Starting Over With New Staffing

School Turnaround > Committed Staff > See How It Works

Hear a turnaround school's principal describe her approach to hiring new teaching staff prior to reopening. Her vision for the school is based on identifying and hiring teachers with the desired...

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School Example

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A District Strategy to Improve Nine Struggling Schools

School Turnaround > Committed Staff > See How It Works

A district leader discusses the district's rationale and process for reconstitution. The district reconstituted nine low-performing schools. All teachers had to reapply for their positions and new...

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School Example

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Empowering and Motivating Teachers in Two Turnaround Schools

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The principals of two turnaround schools in Chicago discuss overcoming teacher resistance and empowering teachers. Hear about the strategies they used to rally all staff behind the goal of academic...

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School Example

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Grade Level Norms

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This document outlines the norms that guide teacher behavior and collaboration at grade-level team meetings. Related Files: Edgemont Elementary School Description  

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Sample Material

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Key Ideas of Professional Learning Communities

School Turnaround > Committed Staff > See How It Works

This presentation describes three foundational ideas of professional learning communities—focus on learning, a collaborative culture, and focus on results—and the essential skills needed to...

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Staff Norms

School Turnaround > Committed Staff > See How It Works

This list outlines norms for staff interactions and communications. Related Files: Hardy Elementary School Description 

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