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Educational LeadershipMay 2017 / Volume 74, Number 8Lifting School Leaders
Is Your School Better Because You Lead It? Baruti K. KafeleA single question can help school leaders clarify their direction.
Learning to ListenShane SafirTwo inner-city principals discover that listening is at the heart of school transformation.
Building a Schoolwide Leadership MindsetSarah E. FiarmanDeveloping teacher leaders requires a lot more than just soliciting teachers’ input.
5 Perspectives for Leadership SuccessCathy A. TollTo get past common stumbling blocks, new school leaders often need to reexamine their beliefs.
Leadership Coaching that TransformsElena AguilarIn the right context, leadership coaching can help principals negotiate the internal and external challenges of their work.
Tending the FireElizabeth A. City and Danique A. DollyToday’s school leaders must help their communities address issues of racial inequity and injustice.
Special Topic: What’s Worth Fighting Against in Grading?Douglas Reeves, Lee Ann Jung, and Ken O’ConnorFour common grading practices can harm students and erode instructional culture.
Stop Sabotaging FeedbackDouglas Stone and Jenn David-LangHow to get better at giving and receiving feedback.
Getting Intentional About Principal EvaluationsPamela MendelsA group of districts are working to make leadership evaluations more than just a pro forma task.
Conversation Walks: Improving Instructional LeadershipSally J. Zepeda and Philip D. Lanoue One district’s method for bringing school and central office leaders closer to teachers’ work.
A New Approach to PD—and Growing Leaders Kenneth Baum and David Krulwich The Artisan Teaching Model develops instructional expertise.
Windows into Instructional PracticeChristina Steinbacher-Reed and Sam A. Rotella Jr.Collaborative professional learning experiences can break down walls between administrators and teachers.
When to Go to the MatCarol A. SmithReflecting on core values can tell a leader it’s time to take a stand.
Designing a Community of Shared LearningAnne M. BeatonInspired by Jerry Seinfeld (yes, Jerry Seinfeld), an instructional coach creates a system to bring teachers together.
COLUMNS / DEPARTMENTS
Perspectives/Whole-School LeadersAnthony Rebora
Research Matters/Natural-Born Coached LeadersBryan Goodwin and Heather HeinCan effective leadership be learned? (Actually, yes.)
Show & Tell: A Video Column/The Importance of StruggleDouglas Fisher and Nancy FreyHow challenge and failure can help students.
The Techy Teacher/How to Build Positive Change Catlin TuckerTo support tech innovation, schools need to revamp their PD infrastructures.
Principal Connection/Who’s a Leader?Thomas R. HoerrExamples of true leadership can show up in unlikely places and ways.
One to Grow On/Shining a Light on LeadershipCarol Ann TomlinsonThe three elements that transformative teachers and principals share.
Index to Advertisers
Tell Me About . . ./A Mentor Who Nurtured Your Abilities as a Leader
ASCD Community in Action
EL Takeaways/Hints for Lifting Leaders
The Trust Factor Jane ModoonoA school culture built around trust can be transformational. But it doesn’t happen by accident.
EL Study GuideKim Greene
Inservice Guest BloggersBaruti K. Kafele, Cathy A. Tollhttp://inservice.ascd.org
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 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