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Cover: © Jing Jing Tsong/ theiSpot
40 Writing from the Heart
In a gang-infested neighborhood, students seized
their opportunity to be heard.
46 When Schooling Doesn’t
Matter at Home
What can educators do when students receive little
encouragement in their pursuit of college?
On Making a Difference by Nancy Frey
51 The Power of the Circle
Restorative practices replace punitive ones.
On Making a Difference by Myron Dueck
56 Stop and Listen Well
A team who won’t give up can make a small but
important difference in a student’s behavior.
On Becoming a Teacher by Doug Fisher
62 Personalized Learning,
Maine’s new initiative endorses multiple pathways
through which students keep track of their own
66 What I Learned from Rolo
Kirstin J. Milks
Learning is reciprocal when a new teacher seeks
advice from a student.
70 Monsieur Gurulé Remembered
Amanda Christine Brady
A college student’s tribute to her high school
73 El Saludo
Analizabeth Doan Woolfolk
For some reason, Daniel did not want to go to
school—and it all had to do with a greeting.
Tell Me About…
76 The Teacher Who Made
Tell Me About…
81 A Small Change That
Made a Big Difference
83 Themes for Educational
Join us in the coming school year.
85 EL Takeaways
Seven Messages About Making a Difference