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School Climate

Leading With Collective Efficacy

School Climate by Peter M. DeWitt
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Build a positive school climate to impact students, teachers, and the community!


Is improving school climate on your to-do list? Do you think about it as a top-down directive or as a dialogue to build equity within the school? A healthy school environment should never be seen as an option, but instead supported as a must-have.


Peter DeWitt offers leaders practical high impact strategies to improve school climate, deepen involvement in student learning, and engage a broader family network. In addition to international vignettes focused on community stakeholders and research-based practices, this book features tools such as

·         a leadership growth cycle to help leaders build their self-efficacy

·         a teacher observation cycle centered on building collective efficacy

·         an early warning system to identify potential at-risk students

·         action steps following each chapter to apply to your own setting

·         discussion questions for use in team environments


Establishing a supportive and inclusive school climate where professionals can take risks to improve the lives of students is vital to maximize learning in any school community.

SAGE Publications; August 2017
176 pages; ISBN 9781506385976
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Title: School Climate
Author: Peter M. DeWitt
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