Abolitionist Leadership in Schools: Undoing Systemic Injustice Through Communally Conscious Educatio


Take Refuge in How: An Abolitionist Approach to Communal Consciousness in Teaching, Learning, and CareAn Abolitionist ReflectionAn Abolitionist Approach—Nine RhythmsAn Abolitionist VisionCommunal ConsciousnessFreeing Ourselves to Give Students MoreNotesA Tree with Roots: Probing American History to Situate an Abolitionist Approach to CrisisReclaiming the Black-Centeredness of AbolitionHistory as LivingAbolition and the PersonalAbolition as OrganizingAbolition as Artistic PersuasionLooking Backward to Look ForwardGroping for HumanityNotesSurvival Is Not an Academic Skill: Radically Humanizing Trauma as a Means of Power in Navigating CrisisExpand Our Understanding of TraumaEmancipate Our LanguageEmbody the Centering of RelationshipsEchoing the Resilience of HopeNotesKnowing People and Place: Strategic Planning for Communal ConsciousnessPlanning to Deepen Our Care—A Human TaskSocioemotionalPlanning to Learn Our Place—An Operational TaskSocioculturalSociopoliticalSocioenvironmentalSocioeconomicPlanning—What You Probably Had in MindOppression Tests for Strategic Planning—An "Our" ImperativeWhat'll Be Is What'll Be—The Limits of PlanningNotesThe Danger of Acting: Making Decisions as Acts of Resistance at the Risk of ResentmentThe Foremost of All ActsTo Name Is Humility. To Ignore Is Dangerous.Avoid Breaking the Fourth WallActing as a GroupYou Can't Act on Everything at OnceIt's an Act of CommitmentActing as BeingNotesJust Say the Thing: Communicating Clearly, Directly, and HumanelyThe Directness PrincipleFraming—It's Not Just about What You Say, But HowAn Abolitionist Communication FrameworkPrinciple 1: Above All Else, Do No [More] HarmPrinciple 2: Be Very Clear, It's Not about YouPrinciple 3: Address the System and the Issues, Not PeoplePrinciple 4: Abolition Is a Long-Term StrategyPrinciple 5: Words Are Never Just Words—Choose WiselyPrinciple 6: Balance Problem and PossibilityPrinciple 7: Control for the Knowledge-To-Impact RatioPrinciple 8: Give Credit to Folx of ColorHow to Actualize Abolitionist CommunicationEstablish a Communications TeamCommunicate with Students DailyCommunicate with Teachers WeeklyCommunicate a Promise, Track the Promise, and Keep the PromiseNotesAsking a Lot of All: Reimagining Accountability for the Sake of the CommunityWho Is Danielson?Transcendent Mechanisms—Levers that Are Bigger than UsRedistributing PowerPrioritizing OppressionEsteeming HumanityA New Abolitionist Accountability—BelongingA New Abolitionist Accountability—FreedomShow and Tell—The Transparency of AccountabilityNotes