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Fostering resilience : expecting all students to use their minds and hearts well

Author: Martin L Krovetz
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, CA : Corwin Press, ©2008.
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This handbook for education leaders illustrates the power of resiliency in the lives of students striving to succeed in school and life. The text presents four elements that characterize resilient learning communities: care for students, high expectations, substantive support, and participation. School leaders will find sample questionnaires, strategies, and tools for self-evaluation; a list of critical elements for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
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Krovetz, Martin L.
Fostering resilience.
Thousand Oaks, CA : Corwin Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)622284703
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martin L Krovetz
ISBN: 9781412949583 1412949580 9781412949590 1412949599
OCLC Number: 173502846
Notes: Updated ed. of: Fostering resiliency.
Description: xxi, 208 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface Acknowledgments About the Authors 1. What Is This Resilience Stuff? Whatever Happened to That Old Gang of Mine? Whatever Happened to That Old Gang of Mine? Whatever Happened to That Old Gang of Theirs? Moving From Risk to Resilience What Is This Resilience Stuff? Does the Presence of These Protective Factors Relate to Student Learning? Where Do We Go From Here? Case Study: Anzar High School 2. Prerequisites: First Things First First Things First: The Head The Right Leg: Collegiality The Left Leg: Professionalism The Arms: Managing and Leading Change The Heart: Resilience Case Study: Oak Grove School District 3. What's in It for Me? Collegiality Intellectual Stimulation Voice Respect Increased Job Satisfaction Shared Ownership and Leadership Obstacles What Does It Look Like? Why Me? What Do I Do First? Will There Be Public Schools in the 21st Century? Through the Eyes of the Student Case Study: Two Oak Grove Schools 4. I Care, You Care, We All Care --
But How Do Students Know? What Would a School Look Like Whose Culture Is Centered on Caring? What Would Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Be Like in a School That Is Centered on Caring? What Do Teacher and Administrator Roles Look Like in a School Focused on Caring? Case Studies: Rosemary School and Cezar Chavez School 5. Providing High Expectations and Purposeful Support Taking the Easy Way Out High Expectations: Focus on Literacy High Expectations: Habits of Mind What Gets in the Way? What Else Gets in the Way? High Expectations Mean Believing That All Students Are Capable of Using Their Minds and Hearts Well Purposeful Support What Do Teacher and Administrator Roles Look Like in Such a School? Once Again, Does It Matter Which School a Child Attends? Case Study: Alum Rock Small Schools of Choice 6. I Value Your Participation: Now Sit Down and Shut Up Participation as the Third Protective Factor More Details on Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment What Do Teacher and Administrator Roles Look Like in Such a School? Case Study: Homestead High School 7. Managing Change: On Your Mark, Get Set, Are You Ready to Go? What We Do Know About Change What We Can Do With What We Know The Section You've All Been Waiting for: What About All the Resistance? A Final Word Case Study: Mission Hill Middle School 8. Marty Krovetz's Top 10 List of Commonly Asked Questions About Resilience Question 10: Our staff is very congenial, and we are known for how caring we are with students. Aren't we doing resilience already? Question 9: How can what happens in my classroom or in my school overcome the problems my students encounter outside of school? Question 8: What is the role of the district office in fostering resilience? Question 7: How do we coach our principal so that she sees the building of a resilient learning community as a priority? Question 6: How can we create change in individual teachers about attitudes and expectations towards certain groups of students, ie: Title l, English Language Learning, migrant, special education? Question 5: How do you get a mature staff that has a history of mistrust and private practice to talk with each other about fostering resilience? Question 4: How will we know we are succeeding in fostering resilience? What measures would we use? Who would we use them with? When would we use them? Question 3: Should we teach students about resilience and help them understand how to foster resilience in themselves? Question 2: Given the pressure of NCLB, how do we find time and resources to foster resilience? Question l: I am exhausted. How do I foster resilience for myself? 9. A Final Word or Two References Resources Index.
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