Articles by Shane Safir:

Equity vs. Equality: 6 Steps Toward Equity
Edutopia, January 21, 2016

The Power of Story in School Transformation
Edutopia, November 4, 2015

3 Practices to Promote Equity in the Classroom
Edutopia, December 1, 2015

Becoming a Listening Educator
Edutopia, November, 2014

How to Bring Listening Circles to Your Class
Edutopia, November 26, 2014

Listening to Parents: What It Means to Be an Ally
Edutopia, December 3, 2014

Listening Dyads Can Transform Your Team
Edutopia, December 10, 2014

How can I coach a resistant teacher?
Ed Week Blog, April 2013
When we label a client “resistant,” we create a psychological and even moral distance that can undermine our goals.

How Can I Coach a Resistant Teacher?” (Part 1)
Education Week Teacher, April 29, 2013

 Teaching How to Teach: Coaching Tips from a Former Principal
Edutopia, July 2008

High-quality coaching lies somewhere near the crossroads of good teaching and educational therapy. Done well, coaching can help you sort through your pedagogical baggage, develop or hone new skills, and ultimately find your best teaching self.


Response: How to Practice Restorative Justice in Schools
By Larry Ferlazzo Education Week Teacher, on February 6, 2016

Response: Seeing Families as ‘Co-Creators’ of our Schools
By Larry Ferlazzo Education Week Teacher, on January 23, 2016


Rethinking Student Discipline, Punishment and Accountability
The notion of restorative justice and peer courts are growing in popularity. Tune in as we discuss these new models of student discipline and accountability.

Larry Ferlazzo with  Timothy Hilton, Shane Safir, Jen Adkins   

Lowering Barriers to Connecting with Parents and Maintaining Trust
There are inherent barriers to connecting with parents and maintaining trust. In this episode, we focus on practical strategies that work.

Larry Ferlazzo with Shane Safir, Jennifer Orr