Leadership For Green Schools: Sustainability For Our Children, Our Communities, And Our Planet by Lisa A. W. KenslerLeadership For Green Schools: Sustainability For Our Children, Our Communities, And Our Planet by Lisa A. W. Kensler

Leadership For Green Schools: Sustainability For Our Children, Our Communities, And Our Planet

byLisa A. W. Kensler, Cynthia L. Uline

Paperback | September 26, 2016

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Leadership for Green Schools provides aspiring and practicing leaders with the tools they need to facilitate the design, leadership, and management of greener, more sustainable schools. Framed by theory and research, this text draws from the fields of sustainability science, built learning environment, and educational leadership to explain what green schools look like, what role school buildings play in advancing sustainable organizational and instructional practices, and why school leaders are "greening" their leadership. Sustainability can often seem like an unreachable, utopian set of goals, but this important resource uses illustrative examples of successful schools and leaders to show how establishing and managing green schools aligns with the work they are already doing to restore engaged learning within their schools and communities.Leadership for Green Schoolsis a unique and important resource to help leaders reduce the environmental impact of school buildings and immerse students in purposeful, meaningful learning for a sustainable, just future.

Special Features:

  • Examples from award-winning schools and leaders¿best-practices and illustrative examples throughout make whole school sustainability come to life and show how green leadership is a real possibility for the reader.
  • Aligned with Professional Standards for Educational Leadership¿provides the tools necessary for leaders to advance sustainability goals while at the same time fulfilling the core purposes of their job.
  • End-of-chapter discussion questions¿valuable pedagogical tools invite personal reflection and conversation.
Lisa A. W. Kensleris an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at Auburn University. She received her EdD in Educational Leadership from Lehigh University in 2008 and a Master¿s degree in biology from Old Dominion University in 1996. Prior to returning to her childhood stomping grounds in Pennsylvania to earn her doctorate, Lisa...
Title:Leadership For Green Schools: Sustainability For Our Children, Our Communities, And Our PlanetFormat:PaperbackDimensions:246 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.75 inPublished:September 26, 2016Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415715687

ISBN - 13:9780415715683

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Table of Contents



CHAPTER 1: Introduction - Leading Schools with a Green Frame of Mind

PART I: The DNA of Whole School Sustainability

CHAPTER 2: In the Best Interests of Children

CHAPTER 3: Design Principles for Whole School Sustainability

CHAPTER 4: Greening Your School¿s Vision

PART II: Healthy Ecosystems for Learning

CHAPTER 5: Place, Community, and Partnerships

CHAPTER 6: Green School Buildings as Dynamic Learning Environments

CHAPTER 7: Operations and Maintenance for Whole School Sustainability

PART III: Meaningful, Purposeful, Engaged Learning

CHAPTER 8: For the Love of Learning

CHAPTER 9: Innovative Teaching in Green Schools

CHAPTER 10: Green School Networks, Recognition Programs, and ResourcesTania McKey


Editorial Reviews

  An unparalleled contribution to school leadership. Hugely significant, perfectly timed, and wonderfully accessible. Joseph Murphy, Frank W. Mayborn Chair of Education and Associate Dean, Peabody College of Education, Vanderbilt University If¿Leadership for Green Schools was¿required reading for every school administrator and pre-service teacher, education as we know it would be transformed. Kensler and Uline make a tremendously compelling case for why green schools are indistinguishable from a 21st century education. What a tremendous contribution to our growing movement to ensure every student can learn in a school that is healthy, safe and inspiring.¿ Rachel Gutter, Senior Vice President of Knowledge, U.S. Green Building Council and Director, Center for Green Schools. The green, healthy, sustainable schools movement is perhaps the most important educational initiative of our time.¿ Leadership for Green Schools does a magnificent job of conveying not just the importance of this movement but the significant role school leaders play in shaping the¿vision, purpose, shared leadership, and vibrant learning environments¿for teachers as they prepare young people for an uncertain future.¿ Jennifer Seydel, Executive Director, Green Schools National Network