— Nerissa Raschelle (@nerissateaches) February 25, 2015
Edit from 2/25/16: Please note the correct spelling of Steve Gruenert’s name. The image above shows my misspelling of his last name.
Photo credit to the fantastic Nerissa Raschelle.
This slide is from my presentation on school culture that I facilitated at the IntegratED conference in Portland, OR in February 2015. My presentation had dozens of slides, but this quote seemed to strike a nerve with many of the attendees and those following along on Twitter. This comes from the book School Culture Rewired: How to Define, Assess, and Transform It by Steve Gruenert and Todd Whitaker. It is a terrific read that is full of useful organizational research and theory, in addition to practical steps on how to make sure your school culture is a healthy place for students, staff, and parents.