New Teachers' Helper
North American Precis Syndicate
An insightful new book can help schools beat the odds to create better outcomes and opportunities for every scholar. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—San Francisco’s June Jordan
School for Equity
(JJSE) is a cutting-edge national model referred to by leading scholar Linda
Darling-Hammond as having “beaten the odds in supporting the success of
Now, schools throughout California
and elsewhere may be able to have similar success, with help from a new book.
It’s by Shane Safir, one of JJSE’s founding
principals, who has provided coaching, facilitation and professional
development for hundreds of leaders in schools, school districts and
educational organizations across the country.
The book, “The Listening Leader: Creating the Conditions for
Equitable School Transformation” (Wiley), is designed to help educators
close the opportunity gap for marginalized children.
It’s done, says Safir, by listening. “The
top-down management style that dominates our school systems creates an empty
leadership model that focuses on compliance rather than listening,” she
When leaders listen:
• Students are more engaged because they know their realities
• Teachers stay on the job longer because working conditions are
• Families feel they’re part of their children’s
In the book, Safir blends story, theory and
practice to show how listening can transform school leadership. The tools and
concepts are offered in engaging stories drawn from her 20-plus years of
experience in education.
For further information or to order the book, go to www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-WILEY2_SEARCH_RESULT.html?query=listening%20leader.
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