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Ron Berger Discusses Crew Culture with Getting Smart

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    Getting Smart

Ron Berger is back on Getting Smart's latest podcast to speak about EL Education's latest book, We Are Crew: A Teamwork Approach to School Culture. At EL Education, Crew is the culture and the advisory structure. The new book details secrets to creating great secondary schools that promote academics and character development. Listen to the full podcast here, or read an excerpt below:

Ron Berger has been teaching for 40 years. He’s the Chief Academic Officer of EL Education and author of some popular books like Leaders of their Own Learning. He was on the podcast last year talking about The Leaders of their Own Learning Companion.

Berger is back speaking about a new book called We Are Crew: A Teamwork Approach to School Culture. At EL Education, Crew is the culture and the advisory structure. The new book details secrets to creating great secondary schools that promote academics and character development.

The book describes what EL calls A Culture of Crew: a school culture that supports the interwoven growth of academics and character—performance, ethical, and civic character—throughout the school community.

It also describes what they call The Structure of Crew: EL’s name for the daily advisory meetings that become a student’s “family” at school and supports their positive identity, character, and academic success.

We Are Crew: A Teamwork Approach to School Culture

  • Chapter 1: Creating a Culture of Crew
  • Chapter 2: Building Staff Crew
  • Chapter 3: Creating a Structure of Crew
  • Chapter 4: Helping Students Become Effective Learners through Crew
  • Chapter 5: Helping Students Become Ethical People through Crew
  • Chapter 6: Helping Students Contribute to a Better World through Crew
  • Chapter 7: Preparing for the Postsecondary Journey in Crew
  • Chapter 8: Improving Crew across the School

Listen to the full Getting Smart podcast here.