"A practical yet thought-provoking reminder that the way adults interact with each other and with kids plays a critical role in helping all students achieve. The research and the case studies make this book a must-read for all who care about schools."
"This is one of the best books about resilience for practitioners in education."
"This book offers clear, practical advice and lessons derived from firsthand accounts of schools that model quality school improvement practices. The examples cover different levels and are drawn from demographically diverse schools."
"Administrators and teacher leaders mired in performance funding and teaching to the test need to study Krovetz’s volume on how excellent schools with caring, collaborative, and challenging cultures build self-efficacy and resilience in students with diverse abilities and social backgrounds."
"Krovetz provides educators with a guide—based on real schools and real educators—for making the principle-based, systematic changes that can transform schools from the inside out, moving them from cultures of risk to resilient learning communities that not only help all children succeed, but help them become confident, competent, and caring citizens as well."
“Embraces a global audience of principals and leading teachers. Now in its second edition, the text aspires to facilitate resilient learning communities via the understanding and application of four emotive elements: care for students; high expectations; substantive support and participation. Revisiting previous research and observational case studies, Krovetz illustrates the power of resilience in students and their respective learning environment. This book works to renew and strengthen learning communities, not re-define them.”