Find more resources from NASSP on the topic of Student Voices in the Hallways.
- College Board & Business Innovation Factory. (2010). Exploring student experiences: Capturing the student voice. This is a synthesis of 92 video interviews of young men of color reflecting on how they got ready, got in and/or got through college.
- YouCanGo. The website features video of college students reflecting on how they defied the odds of preparing and enrolling into college despite their social and economic backgrounds. It also provides college preparation and admission information for prospective students.
- College Board Advocacy & Policy Center. (2011). Students Voices: What Makes A Great Teacher?
- College Board. (2011). One Year Out: Findings from a National Survey Among Members of the High School Graduating Class of 2010
- Raising Student Voice & Participation (RSVP) Program
- Hartzman, Marlene & Mero, Dianne. (May 2010). Menominee Indian Middle School: A community school with voice and heart. Principal Leadership, v10 n9 p38-44.
Staff members’ leadership took a school from underperforming to winning state recognition.
- Hartzman, Marlene & Mero, Dianne. (May 2010). Park View High School: A world of achievement. Principal Leadership, v10 n9 p46-51.
A teacher-led equity facilitation team trains staff members to create culturally responsive classrooms.
- Hartzman, Marlene & Mero, Dianne. (May 2010). Tefft Middle School: Accountability and performance. Principal Leadership, v10 n9 p70-74.
Quarterly learning targets focus on giving students the education they deserve
- Hartzman, Marlene & Mero, Dianne. (May 2011). M.O. Ramay Junior High School. Principal Leadership, v11 n9 p56-61.
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- Breaking Ranks® Comprehensive Assessment of School Environment™ (CASE) Survey
Survey—gives your stakeholders a valuable voice in school improvement conversations by providing data on: stakeholder satisfaction with the status quo; perceived strengths and weaknesses of the school; and areas for future improvement.
- Dweck, Carol. (2007). Mindset: The new psychology of success. New York, NY: Random House.
The author explains why it’s not just our abilities and talent that bring us success–but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset. She makes clear why praising intelligence and ability doesn’t foster self-esteem and lead to accomplishment, but may actually jeopardize success. With the right mindset, we can motivate our kids and help them to raise their grades, as well as reach our own goals–personal and professional. Dweck reveals what all great parents, teachers, CEOs, and athletes already know: how a simple idea about the brain can create a love of learning and a resilience that is the basis of great accomplishment in every area. 2007. 288pp.
- Kinney, Patti. (2012). Fostering student accountability through student-led conferences. Westerville, OH: Association for Middle Level Education & NASSP.
This resource is a true practitioner’s guide, providing everything you need to implement this powerful practice. Learn how you can use student-led conferences to: communicate clear expectations for student learning; increase student accountability for learning; motivate students to produce quality work; strengthen student skills of organization, leadership, and communication; empower students to set and achieve realistic improvement goals; partner with parents to support student achievement; each students to become self-evaluative, self-reflective learners; foster positive communication between parents and students; increase the percentage of parents attending conferences; and build students’ self-confidence and self-esteem. 2012. 144pp.
- Richardson, Judith & Mero, Dianne. (2011). Making the mathematics curriculum count: A guide for middle level and high school principals. Reston, VA: NASSP.
This book will provide principals with the tools they need to lead a schoolwide initiative towards mathematics proficiency. Quantitative literacy–or numeracy–is not the exclusive domain of the math department, the authors argue, but a set of cognitive and computational skills that cuts across the content areas. A series of carefully crafted templates will walk principals through the process of collecting and analyzing data to provide a foundation for numeracy improvement. 2011. 139pp.
Additional Resources Available to NASSP Members
- Brooks, Michele P. (October 2011). Parents as partners. Principal Leadership, v12 n2 p24-27.
Teach parents how to be involved and gain valuable allies in education.
- Christenson, Sandra; Palan, Rosalie; & Scullin, Sarah. (May 2009). Family-School Partnerships: An Essential Component of Student Achievement. Principal Leadership, v9 n9 p10-16.
Family-School Partnerships: An Essential Component of Student Achievement
The family-school partnership is essential to the health of the overall school community and the success of individual students.
- Epstein, Joyce L. (October 2007). Connections Count: Improving Family and Community Involvement in Secondary Schools. Principal Leadership, v8 n2 p16-22.
Community Involvement in Secondary Schools. Principal Leadership, v8 n2 p16-22.
Educators at all school levels know that successful students—at all ability levels—have families who stay informed and involved in their children’s education. Yet many middle level and high school teachers report that the only time they contact families is when students are in trouble. This disconnect between knowledge and behavior can be corrected with new approaches that make it possible for every school to organize an excellent partnership program.
- Hindman, Jennifer L.; Brown,William M. & Catherine S. Rodgers, Catherine S. (April 2005). Beyond the School: Getting Community Members Involved. Principal Leadership, v5 n8 p36-39.
When schools develop community partnerships and remove barriers to community participation, community members can develop a sense of ownership in their schools.
- Smith, Patti; Petralia, Julie; & Hewitt, Kate. (November 2005). Tuned in: Listening to student voices. Principal Leadership, v6 n3 p28-33.
Strategies to engage students in school redesign empower students and offer valuable insight into school reform.