Caring is Contagious

Tracy Bale, a new principal at Spencer County High School in Kentucky set out to make some changes to school culture. But unlike what most principals resort to in "getting schools back in control" (by adding new rules) he focused on building new relationships.

Bale's advice for other educators who want to build a school environment that supports learning: show you care. "A high-achieving school is a school where adults care about the kids, so the goal here is to build a culture where everyone genuinely cares about everyone else," Bale said.

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