Case Study Of School Connectedness

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According to the Robert Blum’s research on “School Connectedness” creating trusting, respectful relationships between students, teachers, parents and administrators will increase student engagement in school which has substantial impact on the measures of student achievement. As a principal, I would work with site-based decision making committee to implement strategies for systematically communicating with and gathering input from all campus stakeholders through parent-teacher conferences, home visits, family nights and similar activities to increase parental engagement and involvement. That’s why first of all the focus should be to create environment where students would feel safe and secure, where they would know that people do care about…show more content…
According to the article by Robert Blum “A Case of School Connectedness”, only effective educators who are proficient in content of their subject and skilled in classroom management and teaching techniques are able to meet the needs of every student. Principal is responsible for modeling, facilitating and expecting professional growth in staff, providing resources, and helping teachers focus on a career path. As a principal I would ensure that developmental program should be systematic, long range and correlated with success in the classroom. Together with site-based decision making committee principal should work on designing staff development and evaluation programs correlated with campus goals and objectives. Staff development model for the three year period should include following programs: Cooperative learning, Classroom management, Motivational theory, Project-based learning, Curricular alignment/ Interdisciplinary approach, Lesson cycle/Best practices. In our school district the evaluation system is based on Danielson model. There are three domains in the system which are: Instructional Quality, Student Growth and Achievement and Professional roles and responsibilities. When administration team visit teachers for formal observation they usually are concerned about first domain Instructional Quality. The key concepts of the first domains are Setting Instructional Goals, Classroom…show more content…
In our school we are trying to build safe, positive, respectful environment. Schools should have counseling department in campuses who work with students who are at risk and their families. They should also sponsor programs such as anti-bullying, red ribbon week, charity for cancer patients and etc. As a principal, I would work with site-based decision making committee to ensure that local, state and federal laws and policies are being followed to support health, food, transportation services for students. Together with site-based decision making committee we would work on planning and designing policies and procedures in the following areas: safety and health; facilities audit; emergency plans; walk-through ways of the
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