School Administrator: June 2020
Amplifying Student Voice
How Voice Empowers Personalized Learning
BY BENA KALLICK AND ALLISON ZMUDA
Through field-based experiences, the authors have identified four attributes for building a supportive culture inside schools.
Powerful Learning at the Periphery
BY JAL D. MEHTA
Routes for making students as excited for school before the final bell as they are for what comes after.
Giving Voice to Students Through Published Words
BY MICHELLE R. DAVIS
Educators testify to the authentic learning and 21st-century skills that scholastic newspapers and online publications bring to students’ educational experiences.
Student-Led Instructional Debriefings
BY JOANNE BUCKHEIT
An unusual iteration for classroom observations that amplifies student voice at a school in Staten Island.
Redefining School Culture With Listening
BY PATRICIA JENSEN AND KRISTA RATCLIFFE
A process that hears the voices of students, teachers and administrators equally for building a responsive climate.
Elevating Voice Through Social & Emotional Learning
BY MELISSA SCHLINGER
Ways for students to practice skills as decision makers and problem solvers.
The profound impact of student journalism in amplifying student voice and delivering real skills.
STATE OF THE SUPERINTENDENCY
What Lies Ahead?
What do current superintendents see themselves doing five years hence?
BEST OF THE BLOGS
Thought-provoking excerpts from four AASA members’ recent blog postings.
A Split Decision
A tough call for a head librarian dealing with a part-timer on maternity leave and her highly diligent substitute.
Understanding Student Fascination with TikTok
BY BRIAN G. RICCA
The superintendent in St. Johnsbury, Vt., views the popular video app as a force for good during a time of physical distancing.
Future-Proof Your One-to-One Program
BY ROBERT GERARDI JR. AND STEPHEN WOICIK
A choose-your-own-device practice yields maximum flexibility for students in a Massachusetts district.
When Exiting, Refrain From Successor Selection
BY PEG PORTSCHELLER
Is there an appropriate departing role for the outgoing superintendent when the board is conducting its search?
Proactive Support of Budding Principals
BY JEFF EAKINS
What it takes to construct a preparation path for high-quality principals.
Student Voice: Are You Really Listening?
BY KEVIN GODDEN
From his monthly conversations, what does this superintendent learn about students’ experiences?
Don't Feel Bad for My Senior Year
BY ELLIE FRIEDMAN
A high school senior carries a forward-looking spin on the “senior experiences” disrupted by the public health crisis.
A Sense of Urgency
BY KIMBERLY PIETSCH MILLER
A superintendent’s intent to be responsive to stressed students who are feeling a need to “do it all.”
Reading & Resources
- Book Reviews
- Bits & Pieces
Courage, Compassion and Self-Care
BY DEBORAH L. KERR
An unprecedented journey that calls for true leaders to rise to the challenges.
One Pandemic Plus: Greater Voice for Students
BY DANIEL A. DOMENECH
One of the few upsides to emerge from the public health crisis’ impact on schooling.
A monthly record of professional career moves by AASA members.
PROFILE: Samantha M. Fuhrey
BY JULI VALENTINE
The superintendent in Georgia’s Newton County redefines the fight against poverty.