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Educational LeadershipApril 2015 / Volume 72, Number 7Communications Skills for Leaders
Getting Your Message Out (and Why It’s Not Enough)Jean JohnsonIn skeptical times, don’t neglect the other side of the equation—listening.
Four Essential Practices for Building TrustJulie Peterson Combs, Sandra Harris, and Stacey EdmonsonDo your actions inspire the trust needed to accomplish your goals?
How to Give Professional FeedbackSusan M. Brookhart and Connie M. MossTo make your feedback effective, craft it with three perspectives in mind.
Improving Teaching, One Conversation at a TimeShelly ArnesonWhich kind of evaluation conferences are more likely to improve practice?
Framing Conversations About TeachingCharlotte DanielsonA newly condensed Framework for Teaching can structure your professional dialogues.
Getting Genuine Commitment for ChangeMarceta ReillyStrategies to turn resistance into willingness, complaints into commitment.
Make Your Presentation PowerfulErik PalmerPoor timing, poor speaking, poor slides—too many speakers wing their opportunities.
Speaking Up for Better SchoolsFrederick M. HessAdvice for teachers who want to be part of the solution.
Making Team Differences WorkBeth StrathmanTo be high-functioning, teams must learn to express disagreement.
Say It with Social MediaPatrick LarkinTechnological resources make it easier to get the word out—and in.
Leading Through StoriesKathleen F. GroveFive reasons to tell anecdotes—and when to do so.
Crisis Communications in a Digital WorldKenneth S. Trump“Be prepared to communicate” is the motto when real and manufactured crises rear up.
Ten Tips for Tackling Tough ConversationsBrett NovickLessons in talking both directly and diplomatically.
COLUMNS / DEPARTMENTS
Perspectives / From Messaging to ConnectingMarge SchererListen to the audio version.
Research Says / Communicate in the Ways That CountBryan Goodwin with Heather HeinGreat leaders build relationships.
Show & Tell: A Video Column / Laying the Groundwork for Teacher FeedbackDoug Fisher and Nancy FreyReaching agreement on a sense of good teaching is a first step.
Power Up! / Navigating the Seas of DataDoug JohnsonA call for a new job role: The Systems Interface Specialist.
Principal Connection / The Juggler’s Guide to CollegialityThomas R. HoerrWhy this principal recommends juggling lessons.
One to Grow On / Communication That Powers LeadershipCarol Ann TomlinsonWords matter, but actions speak.
Index to Advertisers
Tell Me AboutGood Ways to Communicate with Teachers
ASCD Community in Action
ASCD Events Calendar
EL TakeawaysNine Talking Points for Leaders
EL Study GuideNaomi Thiers
“Don’t Make Them Come to You”Walter McKenzieHow Minnetonka reaches multiple audiences in multiple ways.
The Case for ProtocolsDaniel R. VenablesThese starter protocols help collaborative teams keep their conversations on track
Transforming Your School with Digital CommunicationEric SheningerOne educator’s journey toward realizing the power of digital tools.
The Art of DialogueOscar Graybill and Lois Brown EastonGenuine dialogue helps everyone dig deeper into ideas and see connections.
Inservice Guest BloggersJean Johnson and Marceta Reilly
EL InterviewASCD author Jenny Edwards on communication strategies that promote school improvement.
Educational LeadershipSeptember 2016 / Volume 74, Number 1Relationships First
What to Do in Week One? Rick Wormeli The first days of school set the learning dynamic for the year ahead.
Correcting Our Connecting Eric Toshalis Are you demanding trust too soon? How do you respond to anger? Questions to ask to make your student outreach more effective.
Unlocking Boys’ Potential Michael C. ReichertHow to help boys want to learn from you.
The Trauma-Sensitive Teacher Susan E. Craig Insights on how trauma influences the brain—and how to reach children suffering from its aftermath.
More Than a Safe Space Michael Sadowski What LGBTQ students seek is what every student deserves: safety and belonging.
Helping Black and Latino Males SucceedRobert Jackson Lessons about pride, insecurity, and the need to be respected.
Building Bridges with Students Who Have ADHDLisa Medoff Tips on how to reach kids whose behavior might puzzle you.
Let Care Shine Through Elizabeth Bondy and Elyse HambacherCaring for students is a moral imperative, a way to take steps toward social justice.
The Principal Factor Tim WesterbergFrom being visible to modeling respect, these six principles for principals are central.
Choosing to Be Positive Stephanie M. Jones, Rebecca Bailey, Gretchen Brion-Meisels, and Ann ParteeHow to handle those moments when you must decide: How should I address this behavior?
Classrooms that Put People First John HaywardIdeas to abide by as you continue to get to know your students.
What My Refugee Students Taught Me Sidney Brown Justice was the theme that year; building bridges, the challenge.
Perspectives/How Does Trust Happen?Marge Scherer
Research Matters/“High Touch” Is Crucial for “High Tech” Students Bryan GoodwinThe cyber generation needs more than online-only connections.
Show & Tell: A Video Column/2 x 10 Conversations Doug Fisher and Nancy FreyIn two minutes a day, you can begin a problem-solving process for improving behavior.
The Techy Teacher/Don’t Waste the First WeekCatlin TuckerSome low- and medium-tech ways to break the ice.
Principal Connection/New School Year Resolutions Thomas R. HoerrIf you want to achieve your new initiatives, share your new ideas.
One to Grow On/Fox Taming and TeachingCarol Ann TomlinsonWhat the fox taught the child and vice versa.
EL Takeaways/The 4th R: Relationships
Tokens of ConnectionTheresa Crowley Tools to use one-on-one with students, especially those who may lack trust.
Take a Tip from the CubsJames Fornaciari Help your kids develop a mission, work as a team, and recapture the joy of learning.
Cs for Effective TeachingChristopher EmdinHow building positive relationships and creating an academically challenging classroom go hand in hand.
One Chapter at a TimeCherish R. Skinker Her passion for To Kill a Mockingbird left a lasting impression on her students.
Tell Me About. . .How you connected with a hard-to-reach student.
EL Study GuideKim Greene
EL Interview Baruti Kafele talks about the benefits of the Young Men’s Empowerment Program and how teachers can build relationships with students whose backgrounds differ from their own.
Inservice Guest BloggersMichael Sadowski and Lisa Medoff