Don't Teach the Canaries Not to Sing : Creating a School Culture That Boosts Achievement

  • ISBN13:


  • ISBN10:


  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-09-11
  • Publisher: Corwin Pr
  • Purchase Benefits
  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $72.95 Save up to $33.41
  • Buy New
    Add to Cart Free Shipping


Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.
  • The eBook copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included. This is true even if the title states it includes any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.


This how-to handbook defines what school culture is, how it works, and why it is critically important, and helps you assess how your school measures up.

Table of Contents

Preface: Why This Titlep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
About the Authorp. xi
Introduction: Culture Shockp. xiii
School Culture Under the Microscope: What It Is, How It Works, and Why It's So Importantp. 1
The Many Phases and Faces of School Personalitiesp. 9
Profile of a Healthy School Culture That Works for Everyonep. 15
How Do You Know It's Time to Tune Your Bagpipes? Signs of a Toxic School Culturep. 29
Assessing the DNA of Your School's Culturep. 39
Avoiding "Fratricide" (Death by Friendly Fire)p. 51
A Dresser of Sycamore Trees: The Leader's Role in Shaping the School's Culturep. 59
Don't Teach the Canaries Not to Sing: Creating a School Culture That Works for All Studentsp. 73
Use All the Gifts (Assets): Creating a School Culture That Works for Staffp. 85
The Dancing Bear Metaphor: Creating a School Culture That Works for Parents and the Communityp. 105
A Results-Oriented Work Environment (ROWE): Linking Culture and Achievementp. 117
No Deposit, No Return: Culture Building Made Simplep. 127
FAQs: Frequently Asked Questionsp. 133
FSWs: Frequently Stated Worriesp. 141
What Others Say About Organizational Culturep. 147
Related Readingsp. 153
Indexp. 155
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

Rewards Program

Write a Review