Learn, reflect, and grow from 40 true stories of caring school leadership during times of crisis Each crisis brings its own issues and unique traumas, and when they happen, most leaders handle the moment by leaning into triage and logistics. This book suggests focusing on more - specifically, on the people they serve. Are you up to the task? These 40 real stories, from a wide range of schools and settings during many types of crises, show how caring school leadership adopted caring people-first strategies. This book will help you and your teams be inspired to prepare for, perhaps prevent, respond to, and recover from your own school crises. Within these pages, you will find: An introduction to what crisis and caring school leadership means Helpful lists to guide caring leadership practices A review of current crisis management literature Questions, reflection, and prompts to engage with story learnings Prepare now to be the concerned, caring, and constant leader your school will need when crises come as well as making your leadership and school more caring when those same crises subside.

Giving Ourselves Permission to Be Human

Giving ourselves permission to be human

Told by the principal of an urban public high school

When our governor issued the COVID Stay Home order and schools were closed in March 2020, it was a whirlwind to figure out how to move to distance learning. Our district was not one to one with computers at the time. It was a heavy lift to get technology to all the kids and help teachers learn the online tools they needed to teach. Everyone was highly stressed.

I know intellectually that modeling vulnerability is important when leading for change, but it doesn’t come naturally to me. I was conscious of allowing myself to show feelings and affirm feelings with my staff. One day, in an ...

locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles