The Importance Of A Successful Learning Environment As An Administrator

1130 Words Dec 15th, 2016 5 Pages
Brandy Hayse the Administrator In order to create a successful learning environment as an administrator, I must provide leadership with core values and beliefs that align with student learning goals and staff. Ideally this would be me playing an active part in a school culture that promotes ongoing instructional improvement. Therefore, it is my responsibility to understand the primary mission and goals of the school and be very clear in communicating which values and ideals the school should be promoting (Gorton & Alston, 2012).
Values and Beliefs
First and foremost, I believe the makings of a great school starts at the top with leadership. Administrators should strive to model behavior that staff and students can’t help but to conform to. Leading be example is highly valuable and will become the norm of the group. “Although the guiding theories may differ, studies examining the relationship between school characteristics and academic achievement generally rely on the argument that the normative environments of schools have the power to influence group members to behave in ways consistent with the group norms“ (Goddard, Goddard, & Minjung, 2015, p. 112). For example, if a teacher or student is part of a school that believes they will achieve they are more likely to do so.
Next, students should be at the forefront of everything. This would include all decision-making and in creating an acceptable learning environment. Helping students to feel safe and supported allows them…

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