In Reconnect: Building School Culture for Meaning, Purpose, and Belonging, a team of distinguished educators from Teach Like a Champion and Uncommon Schools deliver practical guidance and concrete advice for teachers, administrators, and community members who seek to dramatically improve the lives of children and young people by fostering a sense of belonging in schools. In the book, you’ll find hands-on solutions to build or rebuild students’ sense of shared work and community in an era of increasing isolation and disconnections.
The authors draw on extensive experience with high-performing schools to show you how to build environments that allow young people to thrive and socialize them to become citizens who seek the well-being of those around them. You’ll also get:
- Complimentary access to videos and downloadable assets via https://www.wiley.com/go/reconnect that can be used both within and outside of the classroom
- Actionable strategies for countering the increasing isolation of students that has been aggravated by remote learning
- Useful ways to facilitate positive and beneficial peer-to-peer interactions between students
A can’t-miss resource for K-12 teachers and administrators working in public, private, or charter schools, especially those in underserved communities, Reconnect will also prove a practical guide for parents and community members involved in the education of local children and young people.
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About the Author
HILARY LEWIS is the Senior Director of Consulting and Partnerships on the Teach Like a Champion team. Hilary attributes her love of education to her first and best teacher—her mother.
DARRYL WILLIAMS is is the CEO of the Teach Like a Champion team. He previously served as the Chief Officer, Office of School Leadership for Houston Independent School District.
DENARIUS FRAZIER is the Principal of Uncommon Collegiate Charter High School in Brooklyn, NY, and serves as a Senior Advisor on the Teach Like a Champion Partnerships and Consulting Team.
Table of Contents
About the Authors xi
Introduction: What's the Problem? xiii
1 How We're Wired Now 1
2 A Great Unwiring 31
3 Rewiring the Classroom: Teaching That Amplifies the Signals of Belonging 75
4 Wiring the School for Socioemotional Learning 129
5 Case Studies in the Process of Rewiring 173
Afterword: How We Choose 215