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School Culture: Does It Really Make a Difference?

March 25, 2015 |

As a project leader for The Leader in Me, I’m often forwarded articles, books, and research studies. Recently I received a study that looked at the impact of school climate on student achievement. Of course, I was intrigued! The study is titled “Self-Regulatory Climate: A Social Resource for Student Regulation and Achievement.” The authors are read more

Build Your School Climate One Student at a Time—Help Them Find Their Voices

March 18, 2015 |

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Have you ever asked yourself, “How do some organizations create a culture that supports the values they establish?” Have you ever walked into a school or other organization that captures your eyes, ears, and heart from the onset, where you can feel the positive culture? What is it about these organizations that differentiates them from read more

Leadership in Four Languages

February 11, 2015 |

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When you walk through the halls of Riverview Elementary in Lakeside, California, you’ll hear students and teachers speaking in Mandarin, Spanish, and English. Riverview has a language-immersion program where students are not only learning three languages, but they are learning in three languages. Principal Olympia Kyriakidis said they also teach a fourth language—the language of read more