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Creating Common Ground: Using Collaborative Problem Solving to Improve School Climate

Monday, December 15, 2014

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By Susan J. Foster EbbsAssociate Professor, M.Ed. School Counseling at American Public University A positive school climate can foster the academic, emotional, social, career, and civic development of students. Ideally members of a school community work together to communicate and develop a set of values and expectations that ensures the growth and safety of every member and that everyone has a voice, responsibility, and accountability. Failure to ensure that this type of collaborative environment exists can cause a school community to fail to thrive, resulting in academic deficits, increased discipline concerns, lack of trust, and decreased communication.

A Tale of Two Towns – Leadership Malpractice

Monday, November 12, 2012

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By Charles W. Bindig, Ed.D. As an elementary school principal a number of years ago, my school was the unwitting victim of a neighboring school on the other side of town claiming district test achievement superiority. The school had received outstanding scores on the state achievement test, which was clearly the result of optimal school demographics.

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  • Setting Up Effective Group Work
    Truly collaborative group work is complex and messy, so we have a few tips and tools to get students working interdependently.
    Jeff Knutson