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.

Bring Your Dog to Work Days

Bring your dog to work days

Told by the principal of a suburban public high school

This is a story of how a simple idea ended up changing the environment of an entire high school.

It all began when our school social workers called a local shelter to bring adult dogs and puppies to school during final exam week to help reduce student stress. Then it spread to two shelters worth of dogs. It still was not enough for the amount of staff and students who wanted to visit the dogs. There were some great photo ops with kids and puppies rolling around the ground of our media center, smiling and happy. “Stress relief week” with dogs quickly became a tradition before ...

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