July 01, 2009

Vol. 18, No. 1: Creating Safe and Caring Learning Communities

The importance of safety in fostering democratic education practices.

October 2008


Introduction: Creating Safe and Caring Learning Communities
Nancy Nagel and Greg Smith


Let the Kids Lead You
A Conversation with Chris Crutcher


If Dr. King Were a Principal: Building the “Beloved Community” in Schools
Michael Hillis and Stephen Woolworth

A Review of School-Based Bullying Interventions
Jennifer K. Nordahl, Ann Poole, Lauren Stanton, Laura M. Walden, and Tanya N. Beran

The Making of “Masculinity”: The Impact of Symbolic and Physical Violence on Students, Pre-K and Beyond
Stephanie Cayot Serriere

Reflective Reactions: Learning What it Means to Read and Reread Self Within a Sixth Grade Social Action Project
Joy L. Wiggins

Teacher Files

Every Voice [Online article]
Penny Patrick

Making Bosnia-Herzegovina Safe for Democracy (With Some Help From the Kindergartens)
Suzanne L. Krogh

Student-Parent-Teacher Partnerships: Creating Safe Classrooms and Communities
Horace R. Hall


What’s Different for Us: Learning to Teach in Uncertain Times
Maylan Dunn-Kenney

Reflections: Exploring How to Change Stereotypical Attitudes Toward Students Who Are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT)
Kathryn Roeck

Book Reviews

Safe School Ambassadors: Harnessing Student Power to Stop Bullying and Violence
By Rick Phillips, John Linney, and Chris Pack
Reviewed by Sally Beadle

by Robin M. Kowalski, Susan P. Limber, and Patricia W. Agatston
Reviewed by Boni Probasco