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.

A Million Times More

A million times more

Told by a former teacher at a suburban charter high school

I stood outside the principal’s door, trying to take deep breaths to calm my nerves, trying to work up the determination to knock. It was almost 5:00 pm, well past the end of the school day, but Principal Harper’s light was still on. I knew he was in there, so I had no excuse not to talk to him. I was 3 months into being a math teacher, fresh out of college, and I was experiencing the first personal crisis of my career as an educator. My favorite student had been expelled for using drugs on the school bus. I was there to plead with Principal Harper on ...

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