Insights on Making a Difference
Teachers work every day for the benefit of their students. Learn how other educators make a difference in students' lives and learning in a special summer issue of Educational Leadership and get inspired. This digital issue gives you instant access to stories about individuals, teams, schools, and even a U.S. state that are passionate about teaching and learning.
In her "Perspectives" column, Editor-in-Chief Marge Scherer reminds us to remember why we do what we do. She writes,
With so much energy devoted all year long to tackling problems, summer can be a good time to recall why you went into education in the first place, reflect on your many accomplishments, and think about the good you have done and will do in your life as an educator. It's not about self-congratulation, but about looking inside yourself for the rejuvenation and answers only you can find.
Articles in the issue include
- "Overcoming the Challenges of Poverty" by Julie Landsman
Fifteen recommendations for creating classrooms of compassion and challenge.
- "Just for the Joy of It" by Vicki Zakrzewski
How to spark the kindness and altrusim of children.
- "When Schooling Doesn't Matter at Home" by John Korsmo
What can educators do when students receive little encouragement in their pursuit of college?
- "Personalized Learning, Maine Style" by Mary Bellavance
Maine's new initiative endorses multiple pathways through which students keep track of their own learning.
- "El Saludo" by Analizabeth Doan Woolfolk
For some reason, Daniel did not want to go to school—and it all had to do with a greeting.
View the insights of these and other contributors to the issue in the infographic (PDF) below.