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Building School Morale

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Morale isn’t built in isolation…and neither is it something tangible that we can point to and say, “There it is!”  Rather, it is a force that builds and rises out of the ashes of our daily actions and interactions.

As educators and educational leaders, words such as data, accountability and achievement have been ingrained into our daily vocabulary.  We look for the tangible…the visible, those things that we can monitor and measure.  As educators, very seldom have we been able to avoid the words of W. Edwards Deming famous quote, “In God we trust; all others must bring data.

And yet…

There is another side, you might even say a “softer” side to what Deming is saying…a side that is necessary and needed if we are to build a “whole” culture.  Albert Einstein does an eloquent job of summing that up with…”Not everything that can be counted…

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