School Culture By Design
About This Show
During 30+ years of wandering the continent, visiting schools and listening to school people share their joys and frustrations, Phil Boyte has learned a lot about building great school culture. In this podcast you will hear examples Phil has seen work to enhance school culture, stories from some of his heroes in education and simple ideas to start implementing on your campus today!
We invite you along on this listening journey. You will hear simple and transformative stories about building community, vulnerability, and trust on your campus. No matter what role you play, we believe everyone has a hand in creating a school no one will want to leave.
Most Recent Episode
Using Little Things To Make a Big Difference In School Culture - Guest Danny Steele
Join Phil Boyte and his guest Danny Steele as they talk about the simple, yet powerful tools Danny has used on his campus to create a great student and staff culture. During this podcast, Danny shares simple ideas like how he had a goal of making 100 positive calls in his first 100 days, birthday selfies and how he turns a negative meeting into a positive one. Looking for some fun and fresh ideas to add to your campus? Check out this awesome podcast! A little about Danny: Danny Steele is in his 24th year of public education, and the 2016-2017 school year will mark his third year as the principal of Thompson Sixth Grade Center in the Alabaster City School System. Prior to this position, he served as a high school principal for three years, as an assistant principal for ten years, and as a teacher and coach for eight years. In 2005, Steele was recognized as the “Secondary Assistant Principal of the Year” for the state of Alabama, and was recognized in 2016 as Alabama’s “Secondary Principal of the Year.” Steele has an undergraduate degree in History from Covenant College (Lookout Mountain, GA); he has an M.A. in History from the University of Alabama, Birmingham; he has an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Administration and an Educational Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership – both from Samford University. He resides with his wife and three children in Birmingham, Alabama. Check out his blog at: SteeleThoughts.com or connect with him at @SteeleThoughts on Twitter