Educators often wonder if their schools are really helping our
youth to become better human beings, and we constantly struggle to understand
how to do the right thing as teachers and leaders, and make a difference, for
This second edition of Leading
and Creating Powerful Learning Relationships: A Whole-School Approach
introduces an updated framework for focusing all school activity on the
community factors – both human and non-human – that deliver the best learning
outcomes for your students, ensuring their success.
The authors have always known that high levels of parent
involvement lead to better student achievement, that strong in-depth
relationships with students are critical to their success, that curriculum
needs to be personalised and engaging, and that community partnerships and
support have a positive effect on school success. The framework introduced in Leading and Creating Powerful Learning
Relationships presents an integrated map of how to develop teaching and
learning relationships that bring these four educational principles to the
forefront of all school activity.
Teachers, school leaders and administrators can use this handbook
as a guide to creating opportunities for teaching and learning that mobilise
every stakeholder within the school and community. This framework has produced
proven results, and will teach educators everywhere to lead by moral
imperative, rather than personal preferences.