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School Design

Growth-oriented Adult Culture

Grow a collaborative culture where teachers and leaders share ownership of a common instructional vision and student learning.

What is the opportunity?

In a typical system, adults work in isolation and outside the context of a shared vision, and they fear making mistakes or asking for help.

With Strategic School Design, teachers engage in open dialogue about problems, try new ideas without fear of failure, and support each other as they work together towards a shared vision.

Dig Deeper

Schoolwide Values, Systems, and Routines at Ridge Road Middle School

See how a middle school in Charlotte, North Carolina, transformed its culture through instituting strong schoolwide systems and routines.


Find lots of resources to help learn about building and sustaining a strong adult culture from TNTP's Tool Box.

Explore School Check and complete your own healthy school check-up in just a few minutes by answering a series of questions about strategic resource use.

Start by focusing on the Growth-oriented Adult Culture section.  

Take a system-level diagnostic to help district leaders assess resources organized for teacher professional growth.



TNTP's Insight Survey helps schools assess their adult culture based on teachers experience. 


School Designer is our five-step, interactive tool that leads principals, teachers, and central office staff through the Strategic School Design process.

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