Powerful Student Care: “Unlimiting” Possibilities for Each Student

Thursday February 8, 2024
9:30 - 11:00 AM
Oregon Ballroom 204

Powerful Student Care elevates educators by challenging practices and structures that demoralize and dehumanize us and our students. Inviting us to acknowledge our own humanity and the humanity of all others, it helps us to reimagine schooling as a fundamentally humane endeavor, in which we reconsider how our students experience school, and as a consequence, how we experience teaching. In this session, Grant and Kathleen will introduce five concrete tenets for developing the kind of community that humanizes schooling. These tenets, outlined their 2023 ASCD book Powerful Student Care: Honoring Each Learner as Distinctive and Irreplaceable, provide an alternative to traditional notions of “classroom management,” bring coherence to the many ways we are asked to care for students, and put us back in touch with the reasons we became educators. The authors will share practical strategies and planning tools for employing the five tenets in classrooms and schools.


Meet the Author
Thursday, February 8 from 11:15am - 11:45am Pacific
Dr. Grant Chandler will be greeting in-person attendees at the "Meet the Author" counter in the Portland Ballroom lobby on Level 2.

In-person Workshop
classroom leaders
equity and excellence