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A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO LEADING GREEN SCHOOLS: PARTNERING WITH NATURE TO CREATE VIBRANT, FLOURISHING, SUSTAINABLE SCHOOLS

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This is a book about transforming schools, as we know them. Across these pages, we present a leadership design challenge, revealed through the story of a public school district where leaders, teachers, students, parents, and community members partnered with nature in numerous ways to design, lead, and manage a vibrant, flourishing,
sustainable learning community. Together, the members of this school community stepped beyond more traditional models of schooling to embrace an alternative aligned with and reflective of, living systems. When we take time to observe and reflect, we can see how schools already exist as living systems. Each of us is a living system, and we all depend upon the natural systems in which we live. By extension, we are wise to design, manage, and lead our schools with this understanding.

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LEADERSHIP FOR GREEN SCHOOLS: 

SUSTAINABILITY FOR OUR CHILDREN, OUR COMMUNITIES, AND OUR PLANET

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"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

 
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EDUCATIONAL RESTORATION

Partner with nature to improve schools rather than continue tweaking the industrial model via educational reform

Kensler, L. A. W., & Uline, C. L. (2019). Educational restoration: A foundational model inspired by ecological restoration. International Journal of Educational Management, 33(6), 1198-1218. doi:10.1108/ijem-03-2018-0095