EMPOWERING STUDENTS TO TRANSFORM SCHOOLS

Gary Goldman, Kidzamerica
Jay B. Newman, St. Joseph County ISD, Michigan

Use the power of students -and make your school work better for everyone!

Empower your students to participate in, not just witness, your high school's reform efforts. These strategies and skills will help you get students working on improving their school and their education. You can start immediately on the way to joint problem solving.

Learn how to get students and educators to collaborate to:

• Form your school's vision for change
• Build a positive schoolwide culture
• Develop an effective educational decision-making team
• Evaluate your school's progress toward reform
• Use feedback to guide continual school improvement

Use the vignettes in each chapter as models. Find out how to work productively with students on an ad hoc basis as well as in structured, long-term groups.

To make your job easier, the authors have included surveys, checklists, and planning forms.

"This is a must read for ... transforming America's education."
Jack Canfield, Co-author, Chicken Soup of the Soul, Santa Barbara, California

Contents:

Preface
1. Creating Excellence Through Student Leadership
2. Making Commitments and Sharing the Vision
3. Building a Schoolwide Culture for Self-Esteem
4. Team Building and Organization
5. Generating Success
6. Evaluating Progress
7. Student Leadership in Future Learning Communities


About the Authors:
Gary Goldman is president and founder Kidzamerica, serving school districts, businesses, and government agencies. He is a recognized leader in educational reform, Goldman has written books that are used in urban and rural K-12 schools across the nation. His collaborators include departments of education, school districts, colleges and universities, and private foundations.
"this book an essential contribution to the development of a more enlightened society."
Jean Houston, Author, A Passion for the Possible
Jay Newman has served education in such capacities as science teacher, principal, assistant superintendent, lecturer, and workshop presenter.
Currently County Superintendent of St. Joseph County ISD, Dr. Newman plans to share the principles of quality from Empowering Students to Transform Schools with the entire district.
"Goldman and Newman have captured in their book the steps needed to truly reconceptualize our educational system!"
Phil Harris, Director, Professional Development Services, Phi Delta Kappa International, Indiana

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