Now, schools throughout
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 explains.
When leaders listen:
• Students are more engaged because they know their realities matter.
• Teachers stay on the job longer because working conditions are humanized.
• Families feel they’re part of their children’s learning.
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.
An insightful new book can help schools beat the odds to create better outcomes and opportunities for every scholar.
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