Monday, September 12, 2011

Respect

Educational Leadership, the journal of ASCD (Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development) has a great article by Marie-Nathalie  Beaudoin about school respect in its September 2011 issue (pages 40-44).  This goes into school culture and shares how the staff needs and wants are passed on to students.  If the teachers "are stressed, unhappy, and unsupported by their peers" they "are more inclined to treat their students with disrespect."  The good news is there are many articles in this issue with starting points, ideas for improvement and pathways to respectful school climates and communities.