Leading the Four Types of Teachers and Creating a Positive School CultureTransforming School Culture provides a school improvement plan for leaders to overcome staff division, improve relationships, and transform toxic school cultures into healthy ones. Anthony Muhammad contends that in order to transform school culture, we must understand why teachers continue to hold on to models or beliefs contrary to those put forth by their school or district. He explores the human behavior, social conditions, and history that cause the underlying conflict among the four different types of teachers in a school. The second edition of this best-selling resource delivers powerful new insight into the four types of educators—Believers, Fundamentalists, Tweeners, and Survivors—and how school leaders can work with each group to create positive school culture. The book also includes Dr. “This new edition of Transforming School Culture provides a rich and insightful set of ideas, strategies, and concepts that will help any school leader transform their cultures.
Online Course: Transforming School Culture Anthony Muhammad Muhammad sheds new light on understanding the complicated and dynamic relationships among school professionals in order to create a cohesive and positive culture. In this course he identiﬁ es four general archetypes: Believers, Tweeners, Survivors and Fundamentals.
- Transforming School Culture provides a school improvement plan for leaders to overcome staff division, improve relationships, and transform toxic cultures into healthy ones. Anthony Muhammad contends that in order to transform school culture.
- Anthony Muhammad's Transforming School Culture Workshop. And leave with concrete strategies that will improve school culture. Transforming School Culture strategies are foundational for those.
It should be on everyone’s bookshelf. This is a book to be read more than once, for hidden gems of ideas and strategies can be found throughout.” Kent D. Peterson, emeritus professor, University of Wisconsin–Madison“Historically, schools have been bombarded by efforts designed to improve the system in place. These efforts are usually disguised as a new project or program. They usually fail!
Teachers see them as a storm that will blow through, rather than a long-term and fundamental climatic change. Anthony Muhammad, in Transforming School Culture, Second Edition, has not only shined a light on why such change efforts rarely work―due to ignoring a school’s culture―but has gone on to describe how school leaders can and should address sustainable cultural change.
A must-read!” Lawrence W. Lezotte, educational researcher, consultant, and speaker; Effective Schools“As we’ve come to expect, Dr. Muhammad is unflinchingly unapologetic regarding the hard truths of school culture. But, once again, he separates himself from so many who take the stage, admire the problems, and offer no solutions. Muhammad both diagnoses and prescribes.
No magic bullet or easy fix, but hope in the form of choices that will shift our paradigms and create transformational results. As he did with the first edition, this second edition of Transforming School Culture awakens you, demands your attention, and then hits you where you live.” Kenneth C. Williams, author, speaker, and consultant; Unfold the Soul“The second time around is better than the first. Muhammad has done it again by reminding us in powerful, impactful ways that a positive school culture is where any type of school success starts. As someone who works with districts across the country in being culturally responsive, I believe this book provokes thought, reflection, and action for the adults to be better, so the students can be their best.” Sharroky Hollie, author and executive director, Center for Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning, California“This is the guidebook you need.” Dr. Tim Uhl, superintendent of Catholic schools, Montana.
From TwitterAre we true students of this important work or are we educators who think by using the terms, acronyms and jargon it makes us look like we know it! These are workbooks friends not shelfbooks! Do you refer to them early and always? — Brian Butler (@bkbutlerbrian)appreciate the book.
Practical and high impact. Being from Flint is just a bonus — Brad Tarrance (@BTarrance)If we know how to close achievement gaps, why aren't we doing it? Although change is hard, we are CHARGED with creating the conditions for change. Transforming School Culture — Dr. Rosa Perez-Isiah (@RosaIsiah)Such an important message in every book! Thank you for writing such a powerful book. Transforming School Culture is a must read.
— Serita Dodson (@seritanicole)As a 22 year classroom teacher who knew leadership was in front of me, this book helped me decide where I wanted to go. I find myself back in it often as a second year principal. Who is on the bus and where are we going.my why!
See you in Arizona! — Michelle Carpenter (@mcarpcorner)A8: At we are doing book studies with: Transforming School Culture by Anthony Muhammad and The Ten-Minute Inservice by Todd Whitaker — Krista Steiner (@ProfeSteiner)Love the work of Anthony Muhammad is such an inspiration. — Patricia (@MsShoresSTFHS)Geeking up for a great day of learning with our staff! First up, Dr.
Anthony Muhammad, author of this book!! Let's learn together!!! — Gilberts Grizzlies (@GESGrizzlies).
Click on the cover image above to read some pages of this book!The goal of Transforming School Culture is to provide a framework for understanding how school cultures operate and how leaders can overcome staff division to improve relationships and transform toxic cultures into healthy ones with the ultimate goal of improved learning for all students.Anthony Muhammad contends that in order to transform school culture, we must examine and understand educators' motivation for hanging on to paradigms that are contrary to those articulated by their school or district. In this book, Dr.
Muhammad explores many aspects of human behavior, social conditions, and history.Drawing upon his study of 34 schools (11 elementary, 14 middle, and 9 high schools) from around the country, Dr. Muhammad describes the underlying tensions that impact culture among four different groups of educators in a school.