Expecting All Students to Use Their Minds and Hearts Well
- Martin L. Krovetz - Leading For Equity and Achievement Design Center
Leadership | School Counseling | School Culture & Climate
"All administrators and teacher leaders need to study Krovetz's volume on how excellent schools with caring, collaborative, and challenging cultures build self-efficacy and resilience in students with diverse abilities and social backgrounds."
—James R. Bean, Professor of Leadership Studies
Lock Haven University
Give students the care and support they need to build a successful future!
This must-have handbook for education leaders illustrates the power of resiliency in the lives of students striving to succeed in school and life. Practical and reader-friendly, the text presents four elements that characterize resilient learning communities: care for students, high expectations, substantive support, and participation.
The second edition of Fostering Resiliency features an added case study, revisits schools from the first edition, and describes how some schools stayed on track, how others fell away and then recovered, and how others are struggling to come back. School leaders will also find:
- Sample questionnaires, strategies, and tools for self-evaluation
- A list of critical elements for curriculum, instruction, and assessment practices
- Important considerations for teacher and administrator roles
This powerful book illustrates how significant student achievement is possible despite socioeconomic disadvantages and how participants at every level can cultivate transformative systemic change.
"A practical yet thought-provoking reminder that the way adults interact with each other and with kids plays a critical role in helping all students achieve. The research and the case studies make this book a must-read for all who care about schools."
"This is one of the best books about resilience for practitioners in education."
"This book offers clear, practical advice and lessons derived from firsthand accounts of schools that model quality school improvement practices. The examples cover different levels and are drawn from demographically diverse schools."
"Administrators and teacher leaders mired in performance funding and teaching to the test need to study Krovetz’s volume on how excellent schools with caring, collaborative, and challenging cultures build self-efficacy and resilience in students with diverse abilities and social backgrounds."
"Krovetz provides educators with a guide—based on real schools and real educators—for making the principle-based, systematic changes that can transform schools from the inside out, moving them from cultures of risk to resilient learning communities that not only help all children succeed, but help them become confident, competent, and caring citizens as well."
“Embraces a global audience of principals and leading teachers. Now in its second edition, the text aspires to facilitate resilient learning communities via the understanding and application of four emotive elements: care for students; high expectations; substantive support and participation. Revisiting previous research and observational case studies, Krovetz illustrates the power of resilience in students and their respective learning environment. This book works to renew and strengthen learning communities, not re-define them.”