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Educational LeadershipNovember 2016 / Volume 74, Number 3Disrupting Inequity
Unconscious Bias: When Good Intentions Aren’t Enough Sarah E. Fiarman We absorb bias in the same way we breathe in smog, and it affects our decisions—and our lives.
Let’s Talk about Racism in Schools Rick Wormeli Racism is learned and can be unlearned, but only if we begin to talk together about it.
Code Red: The Danger of Data-Driven Instruction Susan B. Neuman The ubiquitous data walls often discourage rather than motivate students.
The Opportunity Gap in Literacy Deborah Wolter Many struggling students can learn to read and write if we focus on building on their strengths.
Students Facing Poverty: The New Majority Steve Suitts By failing to give the majority a strong chance, we enlarge inequality in long-lasting ways.
The Root of Discipline Disparities James E. Ford Why is it that students of color get disproportionately punished and suspended?
Protecting Black GirlsMonique W. Morris Many black girls face harsh discipline practices and are pushed out of school.
After Sticks, Stones, and Hurtful Words Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, and Dominique SmithRestorative justice begins the healing process for those who harm and those who are harmed.
Gender Insights Coming to Your ClassroomDavid Sadker and Melissa Koch Have girls made progress? What are the prevailing stereotypes? What new insights have we gained?
The Schools Transgender Students NeedEllen Kahn Educators must dramatically shift their school climate to be safe, secure, and inclusive.
The (Evasive) Language of School Reform Pedro A. Noguera and Jill C. Pierce Decisions to consolidate New York City public schools have harmed the most vulnerable children and families.
Peeling Back the WallpaperRobin Avelar La Salle and Ruth S. Johnson How district leaders can look beyond summary data and gain more complex explanations for outcome disparities.
COLUMNS / DEPARTMENTS
Perspectives/The Question of InequityMarge Scherer
Research Matters/Flip the Script on Fate ControlBryan GoodwinWhat to do when students feel they can’t control their own destinies.
Show & Tell: A Video Column/Only as Special as Necessary Douglas Fisher and Nancy FreyHow to maximize opportunities to learn for students with special needs.
The Techy Teacher / Access: Let’s Get Creative Catlin TuckerFind free Wi-Fi, locate tech donors, and overcome limited access.
Principal Connection/Protecting Your TeamThomas R. HoerrPhysical security isn’t the only safety concern principals have.
One to Grow On/The Road Not Yet TakenCarol Ann TomlinsonReflections on how far we’ve come, and how much farther we need to go.
Index to Advertisers
ASCD Community in Action
EL Takeaways/Seven Signs of Inequity
Boosting Student Attendance: Beyond Stickers, Stars, and Candy BarsVicky Dill, Patrick Lopez, Tim Stahlke, and Jeanne StampWhat districts are doing to make sure that students facing the challenges of poverty get to school.
Helping Students Discuss Race Openly Julie Landsman How to prepare students for respectful conversations about race.
Does Common Enrollment Work?Dick M. Carpenter II and Grant ClaytonWhat leaders can learn from districts that have implemented enrollment systems aimed to give families equitable access.
Conversation InterruptedVernita Mayfield What to do when conversations about race stall.
Tell Me About. . ./How You Disrupt Inequity at Your School
EL Study GuideNaomi Thiers
EL Interview Pedro A. Noguera talks about equitable discipline practices and how to challenge the forces that keep economic and racial segregation in place in schools.
Inservice Guest BloggersEllen Kahn, James E. Ford, and Susan B. Neuman
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