School and Classroom Leadership: In Pursuit of School Effectiveness (PJIS)
The purpose of the School and Classroom Leadership course is to provide a platform to examine current initiatives to support the learning and achievement of all students.
In an educational milieu in which standards and accountability hold sway, schools can become places of stress, marginalization, and isolation instead of learning communities that nurture a sense of meaning and purpose. In Ensouling Our Schools, author Jennifer Katz weaves together methods of creating schools that engender mental, spiritual, and emotional health while developing intellectual thought and critical analysis. Kevin Lamoureux contributes his expertise to this book regarding Indigenous approaches to mental and spiritual health that benefit all students and address the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action.
Combines classroom prep activities, teaching plans, and opportunities for reflection to ensure that every teacher gets the most out of the student teaching experience and comes away ready and eager to lead their students' journeys through education.