Chapter 8 Resources

Use these activities to nurture your skills. Even better - gather with your team to embed these skills in your work and empower your students to become heroes that change their world.

● Hero SIM - Visit our website and complete the 8.0 Hero Courage SIM


● Hero Reflections - Take time to complete reflections 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.5, and 8.6 - Work alone or with a team to complete these reflections but be sure to use the findings to drive real and sustainable change in your school.


● As a leadership team, write your school’s Hero Story and share it out with your faculty and staff members


Courageous Coaching - Having a courageous conversation is never easy, feel free to reach out to us and we will support you and provide some strategies for success. Consider our School Leadership Coaching - it's a great way to get targeted, customized support for your leadership challenges.

“When students can say, with evidence, ‘I am a learner’, it is more likely they will invest in learning, and get pleasure from learning. It is a virtuous cycle.” (Hattie & Yates, 2014 p.219). Taking the time to get a fuller picture of what our students bring to school that keeps them from saying, “I am a learner” has a measurable impact on their success. Help turn a downward spiral into a more virtuous cycle by focusing on some of your most fragile students in a specific way. Choose a student and use a “10/2” approach. Be sure to have two minutes of conversation or check-in with the student for ten days (class periods) in a row. This brief, consistent contact may be just enough to gain a more accurate look inside their backpack. Have the fortitude to frequently have this kind of courageous conversation with your students. Who knows which adult in the building may be the one who breaks through and changes the entire trajectory of a students’ life? Be that hero.

Hattie, J., & Yates, G., (2014). Visible learning and the science of how we learn. Routledge:London. Available at Corwin Press.