A School Board Guide to Leading Successful Schools

Author: Stephanie Hirsh
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452290423
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This invaluable guide addresses the 12 challenges experienced by nearly every school board, and shows how professional learning for school boards and educators can support success.

How Not to Be a Terrible School Board Member

Author: Richard E. Mayer
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452237131
Format: PDF
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Build a successful board by knowing where the land mines are Veteran school board member, Richard E. Mayer, takes a humorous approach to the serious relationship between school administrators and board members. While the overwhelming majority of school board members have good motives, even people who mean well can make bad moves. This book shows how to prevent good intentions from creating bad outcomes. Each chapter presents a negative behavior scenario and analysis, offers alternatives, and provides win-win solutions. Key features include: 28 brief case studies Lessons learned for board members Lessons learned for administrators

The Leader s Guide to 21st Century Education

Author: Ken Kay
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780132117593
Format: PDF, Docs
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In this all-new resource, educational leaders get a 7-Steps guide to moving their schools and districts forward in the quest to prepare students for the challenges of the 21st century teaching and learning of critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity. This guide focuses on presenting an implementation-oriented resource for education leaders at all stages of implementation, from early through advanced.

Technology in School Classrooms

Author: James G. Cibulka
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475831080
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book provides an excellent analysis of whether and how digital technologies can transform teaching and learning in classroom settings. The authors collectively provide a multi-dimensional perspective on how and under what conditions technology can be productively employed by teachers to more effectively meet the challenges presented by a rapidly evolving world.

Charter School Leadership

Author: Cameron Curry
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1475803281
Format: PDF
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Understanding the issues and the challenges faced daily by school leaders takes on a significant role when creating, managing, and sustaining high expectations and performance. With limited resources available on this industry specific topic, Cameron Curry has created a user-friendly guide to help emerging or seasoned school leaders focus on five key elements for school success.

Driven by Data

Author: Paul Bambrick-Santoyo
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470548746
Format: PDF, Docs
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Offers a practical guide for improving schools dramatically that will enable all students from all backgrounds to achieve at high levels. Includes assessment forms, an index, and a DVD.

Teaching As Leadership

Author: Teach For America
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470593066
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A road map for teachers who strive to be highly effective leaders in our nation's classrooms Teach For America has fought the daunting battle of educational equity for the last twenty years. Based on evidence from classrooms across the country, they've discovered much about effective teaching practice, and distilled these findings into the six principles presented in this book. The Teaching As Leadership framework inspires teachers to: Set Big Goals; Invest Students and Their Families; Plan Purposefully; Execute Effectively; Continuously Increase Effectiveness; Work Relentlessly. The results are better educational outcomes for our nation's children, particularly those who live in low-income communities. Inspires educators to be leaders in their classrooms and schools Demystifies what it means to be an effective teacher, describes key elements of practice and provides a clear vision of success Addresses the challenges every teacher, in every classroom, faces on a daily basis An accompanying website includes a wealth of tools, videos, sample lessons, discussion boards, and case studies.

The School Superintendent

Author: Theodore J. Kowalski
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483321797
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The School Superintendent: Theory, Practice, and Cases is the essential guide to succeeding as a superintendent or as an administrator in another district-level position. Comprehensive in both theory and practice, this textbook and reference guide examines the role and responsibilities of school district administration in professional, social, philosophical, and political frames, while balancing perspectives of rewards and challenges commonly expressed by school superintendents. Important topics covered include the emerging role of superintendent as communicator, the changing conditions in districts and schools, inadequate funding for public schools, and the treatment of policy administration, leadership roles, and community involvement. Fully updated, the Third Edition provides: greater emphasis on the challenges facing novice superintendents; new material on strategic planning and visioning; new and expanded coverage of contemporary issues such as inadequate district funding and social challenges; additional figures, tables, key terms, and other helpful learning tools; and more.