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
• Evaluate your school's progress
• Use feedback to guide continual
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,
To make your job easier, the authors have
included surveys, checklists, and planning
"This is a must read for ...
transforming America's education."
Jack Canfield, Co-author, Chicken Soup
of the Soul, Santa Barbara, California
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
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.
book an essential contribution to the development
of a more enlightened society."
Jean Houston, Author, A Passion for the
Newman has served education in such
capacities as science teacher, principal,
assistant superintendent, lecturer, and workshop
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.
and Newman have captured in their book the
steps needed to truly reconceptualize our
Phil Harris, Director, Professional Development
Services, Phi Delta Kappa International, Indiana
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