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March 2018, Leading the Energized School
Volume 75, Number 6
14 ASCD at 75
A special section celebrating ASCD’s 75th Anniversary.
20 The Empathetic School
Carol Ann Tomlinson and Michael Murphy
What if our compass for decision making was creating a school culture informed by empathy?
28 Fostering More Vibrant Schools
Megan Tschannen-Moran and Davis Clement
A newly developed “Vibrant School Scale” highlights often overlooked factors in learning.
34 Fighting the Normalization of Failure
At these two inner-city high schools, a focus on pride and potential buoys students.
40 The Power of Collective Efficacy
Jenni Donohoo, John Hattie, and Rachel Eells
When teams of educators believe they can make a difference, good things happen.
48 The Fast Track to Sustainable Turnaround
Michael Fullan and Michelle Pinchot
Can specific change strategies really transform a struggling school in two years?
56 A Matter of Trust
Jill Harrison Berg, Christine Connolly, Abda Lee, and Emmanuel Fairley
How a Boston turnaround school built its plan for improvement around relational trust.
62 Joyful Leadership in Practice
Katie Egan Cunningham and Kristin N. Rainville
Bring on the warm and fuzzy!
64 Creating the Grateful School in Four Phases
Owen M. Griffith
Small acts of gratitude can create a thriving, positive school culture.
69 The Emergent Power of Teacher Leaders
At Berkeley High School. teacher leaders are shaping the path toward a more equitable school culture.
74 A Restorative Climate for Learning
Dominique Smith, Nancy Frey, and Douglas Fisher
Reaching for high goals energizes students—but they won’t strive if they don’t trust.
81 Helping Students Rise and Shine
Flynn Ross, Marcia Gendron, Dan Nogar, and Marjorie Queen
How a student-choice enrichment program gave this elementary school a new lens on school reform.
7 Perspectives/75 Years of Educational Leadership
87 Research Matters/Beyond the Movie Montage
School culture evolves gradually—and not always smoothly.
89 The Techy Teacher/When Teachers Need a Recharge
School leaders must offer vision and support to energize and engage teachers.
90 Principal Connection/Maybe Your Mirror Is Fuzzy
Thomas R. Hoerr
Is it time for a reality check on how well you communicate?
93 Confronting InEquity/Development Over Punishment
H. Richard Milner IV
An unhealthy fixation on punishment hurts underserved students.
88 Index to Advertisers
96 EL Takeaways
Buzzworthy Thoughts on School Energy
Leading from the Bottom
How to thrive even when your school has a leadership vacuum.
What’s (Relational) Trust Have to Do with It?
Joanie Eppinga, Chuck Salina, Suzann Girtz, and David Martinez
Seven shifts to raise morale and infuse hope into a school culture.
How project-based learning made one school fun again.
One to Grow On/School Stories That Energize
Carol Ann Tomlinson
Turn to past experiences to invigorate yourself and your school.
Show & Tell: A Video Column/Branding and School Culture
Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey
Branding isn’t “selling.” It’s sharing your rich stories.
Tell Me About . . .
One Simple Change Your School Made to Infuse Positive Energy into the Culture
Readers share simple changes that bring positive energy into school cultures.
Video: Inspirational Leadership
Danny Steele, Alabama secondary school principal of 2016, on leading in ways that inspire both kids and teachers.