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Educational LeadershipMarch 2018, Leading the Energized SchoolVolume 75, Number 6
14 ASCD at 75A special section celebrating ASCD’s 75th Anniversary.
20 The Empathetic SchoolCarol Ann Tomlinson and Michael MurphyWhat if our compass for decision making was creating a school culture informed by empathy?
28 Fostering More Vibrant SchoolsMegan Tschannen-Moran and Davis ClementA newly developed “Vibrant School Scale” highlights often overlooked factors in learning.
34 Fighting the Normalization of FailureAnindya KunduAt these two inner-city high schools, a focus on pride and potential buoys students.
40 The Power of Collective EfficacyJenni Donohoo, John Hattie, and Rachel EellsWhen teams of educators believe they can make a difference, good things happen.
48 The Fast Track to Sustainable TurnaroundMichael Fullan and Michelle PinchotCan specific change strategies really transform a struggling school in two years?
56 A Matter of TrustJill Harrison Berg, Christine Connolly, Abda Lee, and Emmanuel FairleyHow a Boston turnaround school built its plan for improvement around relational trust.
62 Joyful Leadership in PracticeKatie Egan Cunningham and Kristin N. RainvilleBring on the warm and fuzzy!
64 Creating the Grateful School in Four PhasesOwen M. GriffithSmall acts of gratitude can create a thriving, positive school culture.
69 The Emergent Power of Teacher LeadersShane SafirAt Berkeley High School. teacher leaders are shaping the path toward a more equitable school culture.
74 A Restorative Climate for LearningDominique Smith, Nancy Frey, and Douglas FisherReaching for high goals energizes students—but they won’t strive if they don’t trust.
81 Helping Students Rise and ShineFlynn Ross, Marcia Gendron, Dan Nogar, and Marjorie QueenHow a student-choice enrichment program gave this elementary school a new lens on school reform.
7 Perspectives/75 Years of Educational LeadershipAnthony Rebora
87 Research Matters/Beyond the Movie MontageBryan GoodwinSchool culture evolves gradually—and not always smoothly.
89 The Techy Teacher/When Teachers Need a RechargeCatlin TuckerSchool leaders must offer vision and support to energize and engage teachers.
90 Principal Connection/Maybe Your Mirror Is FuzzyThomas R. HoerrIs it time for a reality check on how well you communicate?
93 Confronting InEquity/Development Over PunishmentH. Richard Milner IVAn unhealthy fixation on punishment hurts underserved students.
88 Index to Advertisers
96 EL TakeawaysBuzzworthy Thoughts on School Energy
Leading from the BottomAlexis WigginsHow 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 MartinezSeven shifts to raise morale and infuse hope into a school culture.
Authentic EnergyMike SchrimpfHow project-based learning made one school fun again.
One to Grow On/School Stories That EnergizeCarol Ann TomlinsonTurn to past experiences to invigorate yourself and your school.
Show & Tell: A Video Column/Branding and School CultureDouglas Fisher and Nancy FreyBranding isn’t “selling.” It’s sharing your rich stories.
Tell Me About . . .One Simple Change Your School Made to Infuse Positive Energy into the CultureReaders share simple changes that bring positive energy into school cultures.
Video: Inspirational LeadershipDanny Steele, Alabama secondary school principal of 2016, on leading in ways that inspire both kids and teachers.
Writing is one of the most difficult skills to teach—and yet it is essential for deepening learning, supporting creative expression, and boosting college- and career-readiness. The April 2018 issue of Educational Leadership delves into strategies for improving and enriching writing instruction in schools.
Classroom management remains a central challenge—and opportunity—for educators. The September 2018 Educational Leadership examines specific and big-picture approaches to improving classroom management, including how to address both positive and problem behaviors, design conducive classroom spaces, and create supportive climates for learning.
School leaders set the tone and direction for what happens in the classroom. The March 2019 Educational Leadership explores strategies and processes school leaders can use to better understand students' and teachers' needs and guide teaching and learning more effectively.
The teenage years are unique, and today’s teens face new challenges as well as opportunities. The May 2019 issue of Educational Leadership looks at what teens need most in terms of both academic and social supports, highlighting how schools can work smarter to keep middle and high school students healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.