Equity, Equality, and Empathy: What Principals Can Do for the Well-Being of the Learning Community presents seven principal actions detailing how to develop a successful well-being program. Moreover, leadership processes are advanced to aid principals in embracing, encouraging, and amplifying equity, equality, and empathy, as well as social and emotional learning.
This book is written to guide principals in understanding that far too many social injustices plague not only the nation but school systems as well. Revealed are TOP-10 Steps to Quality Leadership effective in guiding campus leaders when working with others in overcoming biases, prejudices, and discriminatory actions and practices. Additionally, fourteen school-oriented processes to eradicating racism in schools are identified and addressed.
Equity, Equality, and Empathy promotes seven elements of empathy and how they are critical tools for effective school leadership. Seven habits of highly empathetic principals are explored along with five-steps to a principal establishing and maintaining a learning community culture of empathy. Finally, this book provides school leaders with a critical skills inventory which investigates how principals personally react to social and emotional learning, organizational well-being, and empathy, equity, and equality leadership.
Dr. Richard D. Sorenson is professor emeritus at The University of Texas at El Paso where he served as department chairperson and director of the Principal Preparation Program. During his career he has taught school-based budgeting, school personnel, educational law, and numerous other administrative leadership courses.
List of Textboxes and Tables
Chapter 1. Principal Action #1: Find a Cure
Chapter 2. Principal Action #2: Develop a Successful Well-Being Program
Chapter 3. Principal Action #3: Embrace Social and Emotional Learning
Chapter 4. Principal Action #4: Appreciate Social and Emotional Learning
Chapter 5. Principal Action #5: Distinguish Between Equity and Equality
Chapter 6. Principal Action #6: Ensure Empathy is a Campus and Cultural Norm
Chapter 7. Principal Action #7: Strengthen Your Own Personal Leadership Skills with the Social and Emotional Learning Instrument (A Principal Protocol)
About the Author
Dr. Richard D. Sorenson once again presents a timely read regarding the importance and need for effectively addressing mental health and well-being for students, teachers, and administrators. Using the lenses of equity, equality, and empathy as connective tools, Sorenson explores the importance of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and well-being as connective tools and constructs.
During these times of uncertainty, Dr. Sorenson provides seven actions that principals can use to create a school that appreciates and values social emotional learning. Equity, Equality, and Empathy: What Principals Can Do for the Well-Being of the Learning Community guides school leaders in creating a welcoming, equitable, and empathetic school environment.
Equity, Equality, and Empathy: What Principals Can Do for the Well-Being of the Learning Community is a must-read for current and aspiring school leaders. Readers will be able to connect to examples and use strategies to establish a culture of well-being within their learning communities.
Principals are grappling with weighty issues that necessitate an understanding of equality vs. equity and sympathy vs. empathy. Dr. Sorenson addresses these concepts for school leaders from the perspective of a seasoned practitioner. Equity, Equality, and Empathy: What Principals Can Do for the Well-Being of the Learning Community is a timely book for campus leaders.