School Leadership Reimagined - TSomething better than a Climate Survey

EPISODE 154

Something better than a Climate Survey

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want to Miss:

  • Most climate surveys really don’t give you true insight into the climate and culture of your school. Both the way the questions are structured and the results are reported can actually blur what’s really going on in your school.
  • Builders go beyond climate surveys and get to the heart of what’s happening in their schools so that they can stop toxicity before it has a chance to destroy their culture.
  • The most important climate questions you can ask are “Are our core values still non-negotiable? Why or why not?” How your teachers answer this question will point you to what’s really going on in your culture. 
  • If your teachers don’t know your core values or can’t remember them, this is probably at the root of most of your issues around culture in your school. 

Most of us do some sort of climate survey with our staff at the end of the year, but unfortunately, the way that most climate surveys are structured doesn’t give us real insight into how teachers are truly doing or where our culture may be really vulnerable.

That’s why this week as we continue our series on how to end the year strong, we’re discussing an alternative to climate surveys.

Discover how Builders use this alternative to get to the root of any issues in their climate before those issues have the chance to destroy their culture. And, find out the specific questions you can ask to help you get true insight into your climate.

By the time you’re done, you’ll not only know how to sleuth out what your teachers really think, but you’ll know how to use this process to reinforce your school core values and set teachers up for an even healthier culture in the fall #LikeABuilder.

Check out these highlights:

  • Why climate surveys rarely tell you what you really need to know about your school climate.
  • The process Builders use to help teacher move beyond complaining to sharing what really matters to them.
  • How you can use this process to strengthen and reinforce your school core values.
  • The question you should ask to help teachers reflect on their own commitment to your core values.
  • The question you should ask to help you see where your core values are potentially weak and where you need to shore them up.
  • The question you should ask to find out how your teachers think YOU are living up to your core values.
  • How to use this entire process to return to school in the fall with an even stronger culture.
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