Quaglia Quoted Docs

The Quaglia Institute and our Aspirations Research has been included in these recent reports and studies in the field of educational leadership and change.

  • Not Finding Their Voice

    Dr. Russell Quaglia, Michelle Brait

    Students feeling they have a voice is a key indicator of emotional safety. Surveys show there's not enough of either in schools.

    What would happen if all students felt valued and had a powerful voice in school? Might it create a safer environment? Our research at the Quaglia Institute for School Voice and Aspirations suggests that it would. When students have a "voice" in school, they feel more known, valued, and cared about and have a stronger sense of self-worth.

  • School Administrator

    Scott LaFee

    Student opinions as part of teacher evaluations referencing iKnow My Class--QISA's classroom level survey. iKnow My Class measures student engagement in the teaching-learning environment.

  • A report on the Spring 2016 ASCD Whole Child Symposium. "The Engagement Gap: Making each school and every classroom an all-engaging learning environment."

  • Lead article, written by Dr. Quaglia and Dr. Fox, published in the Australian Educational Leader, Vol 40 Term 1 2018. You can read the full article on the AEL website. Please note this article can only be viewed as part of a paid membership to AEL.

  • A Lesson in Listening

    Dr. Russell Quaglia, Dr. Kris Fox

    Published in RSA Journal Issue 1 2016.
    Dr. Russ Quaglia and Dr. Kristine Fox discuss why empowering students to find - and use - their voice is the first step on the road to creativity in education.

  • For decades, special educators have recorded post-secondary education goals identified by students and their families on the Individualized Education Program (IEP). This process of listening to students and supporting their ideas is just one example of the larger concept of student voice.

  • Biggest ever survey of young people finds that they want to "matter". Teachers should give students a far greater say in how schools are run and focus as much on relationships as they do on subjects, according to the largest survey of young people ever undertaken.

  • Based on a decade of research conducted at the Stanford University Center on Adolescence, Heather Malin explores how educators and schools can promote purpose through attention to school culture, curriculum, project learning, service learning, and other opportunities. This book includes profiles of six organizations working in schools across the US that have made purpose development a priority, including the Quaglia Institute.

  • Juggling It All to Achieve Systemic Change

    Dr. Kwame Morton and Ms. Allison Staffin

    April 2019

    The job of the modern day school administrator is an extremely challenging one. Cherry Hill High School West has established an all-encompassing approach to certify that the focus is on student achievement while ensuring that students feel a sense of value, acceptance, belonging, and ultimately Self-Worth. The school has named this approach No Child Left Invisible.