School Leadership Reimagined - How to Create School Core Values with Your Teachers Without Drama and Chaos

EPISODE 117

Summer Rewind: How to Create
School Core Values with Your Teachers
Without Drama and Chaos

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want to Miss:
  • You own your vision. You and your staff co-create your mission. Your staff owns your core values. 
  • In order for core values to work, everyone must have two things during their creation -- a voice and a veto. 
  • You’re not finished creating core values until everyone agrees with them. 
  • Once you have created core values the right way, everyone will be accountable to them. 


Most schools already have core values, but there’s a really good reason why those core values aren’t alive and driving your school culture -- Nobody truly owns them. If you really want your core values to be non-negotiable in your school and if you really want teachers to fully embrace them, there’s one thing you need to do: You’re going to have to give up some control.

That's why today, we're revisiting episode 44 to find out how to develop school core values that your teachers can truly own (without drama or chaos). You’ll also discover how to handle the inevitable push-back you’ll face and how to neutralize it so that by the time you’re done, EVERY teacher in your building will support your school core values and live by them.

And at the end of the episode, I’ll tell you how you can get a free download of my latest ebook How to Overcome a Toxic School Culture which lays out the entire process step-by-step so that you can apply it to your school this year. By the time you’re done listening, you’ll know exactly how to create core values everyone will embrace #LikeABuilder. #LikeABuilder.

Check out these highlights:

  • How we get core values wrong.
  • Examples of core values that aren’t really core values at all. 
  • What the core values development process actually looks like. 
  • Why you shouldn’t be afraid of a messy process and what you can do if things do get messy. 
  • How to handle someone who is trying to derail the core values process. 
  • How to know when you’ve arrived at the right core values for your school. 
  • How to use core values to help everyone be accountable (even when you’re not looking).  
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