Books to Encourage a Positive School Culture

Date
May, 24, 2020

A school’s culture can make or break a school. If you’re looking for books to help you change the culture of your campus or if you’re looking for books to keep the positive momentum going, I have some great recommendations for you! #schoolculture #positiveschoolculture

A school’s culture can make or break a school. If you’re looking for books to help you change the culture of your campus or if you’re looking for books to keep the positive momentum going, I have some great recommendations for you!

Just a friendly reminder, I am an Amazon Affiliate, so if you decided to use the links below to purchase the books, I do get a commission.

The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy By Jon Gordon

I bought this book as a gift for someone who was a leader. After they told me how good it was, I read it myself, and I loved it! The Energy Bus is a great starting point if you’re looking to make an overhaul of the culture in your school. 

Move Your Bus: An Extraordinary New Approach to Accelerating Success in Work and Life By Ron Clark

You know the importance of having a positive culture on your campus, but what do you do when everyone isn’t on board? This book labels different members of your team (and they’re pretty accurate) and how to help get them on your bus. Clark also gives excellent tips on how to reward those who are already keeping your bus moving. And yes, the author is The Ron Clark of Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta

Move Your Bus was our campus’s book study book for the 2018-2019 school year.

Time for Change: 4 Essential Skills for Transformational School and District Leaders By Anthony Muhammad & Luis F. Cruz

Are you a leader on your campus? The answer is yes! Anyone has the power to be a leader. You don’t need an official title to lead.

Time for Change shows you how to make changes on your campus and gives specific tips on how to make sure everyone is implementing those changes.

If you’re looking to start something new at your campus and you know there will be naysayers, you need this book to help move your school forward.

The Power of a Positive Team By Jon Gordon

This book is all about how a positive team is necessary for a great team. A positive team addresses issues and works together to solve problems. 

Each chapter explains how a team can commit to working together to achieve a common goal. The Power of a Positive Team can be applied to groups outside of education, so it’s an excellent book for any leader.

The Power of a Positive Team was our campus’s book study book for the 2019-2020 school year.  

Overcoming the Achievement Gap Trap: Liberating Mindset to Effect Change by Anthony Muhammad

I know you’re wondering, how did a book about students make this list? Overcoming the Achievement Gap Trap is about how schools can change their culture so that all students can achieve. 

Some districts, schools, principals, and teachers have gotten used to the achievement gap. Educators who accept students’ lack of growth as normal create environments where the expectations and the quality of teaching are low.

Overcoming the Achievement Gap shows educators how they can change their mindset so they can change the culture of their school so that all students learn.

These books are game-changers if you’re looking for ways to implement change or a way to encourage a positive school culture on your campus. Have you read any of these books? Are there any you recommend? 

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