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.

Imagine the Possibilities

Imagine the possibilities

Told by the director of an education nonprofit

It was 20 days after the first case of COVID-19 was detected in the state, and the governor closed face-to-face instruction in the state’s public schools. This controversial but necessary move created the same massive disruption that schools around the country had already been experiencing or would soon experience. This was an unprecedented experiment in remote learning that no one had asked for and few were prepared to undertake. There was no rule book on the steps a school should take to fair, equitable, and quality education in a virtual setting. Many of the state’s schools and districts cobbled together what they could, often to simply replicate the schedule, methods, and protocols used ...

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