Balancing Leadership and Personal Growth

Author: Christa Metzger
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452280843
Format: PDF
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Promote strong teaching and learning while maintaining personal leadership development and growth! Author Christa Metzger provides strategies to enrich your leadership practice while helping you balance the personal aspects in your life that can become neglected when facing too many professional pressures. Highlights include: Finding balance, self-actualization, personal improvement, values, inner focus, and strong relationships Nourishing your spirit, finding time for solitude and meditation, and cultivating relationships Fulfilling your purpose as a leader and finding meaning as a person

The Effective School Leader s Guide to Management

Author: Jane L. Sigford
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412917599
Format: PDF, ePub
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This essential guide for new and veteran school leaders explores 15 vital topics, strategies, and examples for achieving successful school leadership through effective management.

Superintendent Leadership

Author: Elaine L. Wilmore
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452295298
Format: PDF
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Written by leadership expert Elaine L. Wilmore, this ideal resource helps aspiring and practicing superintendents attain proficiency in the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) standards.

Unemployed

Author: Dr. Christa Metzger
Publisher: Inspiring Voices
ISBN: 1462400205
Format: PDF, Docs
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Losing your job feels the same whether its that of an executive, a manager, a factory worker, or a store clerk Christas metaphor of being lost in a dark forest perfectly illustrates this experience. Read Christas insightful book and feel understood! Learn from her insights and see how to make it through. Dr. Stephen L. Sokolow, Executive Director of the Center for Empowered Leadership As Dr. Christa openly shares, her time of unemployment was an emotionally devastating experience The rich fruit of her sensitive and thoughtful reflections is the treasure contained in this book An added benefit is that the lessons about job loss have relevance for any kind of loss you might experience, such as the death of a loved one, the break-up of a relationship, or the loss of your health. Dr. Wilkie Au, professor of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles Anyone who is unemployed, or knows someone who is, needs to read Christas story told from journals she kept during her job loss. She depicts the stark realities of this experience with humor and insights gained from looking back years later and seeing how this dark journey led her to light. This would be a great gift book from a caring friend! Serena Santillanes, MS, National Certified Counselor (NCC), Master Career Counselor (MCC), President and Founder of Career Journeys, Inc. Many years ago, when what befell Christa happened to me, I wish Id had her book on my bedside table. My own painful transition into a new life would have been far, far easier. Robert W. Cole, Proprietor, Edu-Data, Former President, Educational Press Association of America

Passing the Superintendent TExES Exam

Author: Elaine L. Wilmore
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412956196
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Elaine L. Wilmore guides superintendents in Texas and elsewhere through the certification test in Passing the Superintendent TExES Exam, the sequel to her best-selling Passing the Principal TExES Exam. This comprehensive resource is a must-have for anyone taking the superintendent TExES exam, but it will also be useful to others across the nation and around the world as the Texas standards are closely aligned with those of the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC). By breaking down the domains and competencies of the test into manageable components, Wilmore guides readers through personal success plans to superintendent certification.

Transforming Your STEM Career Through Leadership and Innovation

Author: Pamela McCauley Bush
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 012396993X
Format: PDF
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Transforming your STEM Career through Leadership and Innovation offers valuable information on what it means to be a leader and innovator and encourages you to discover and develop these skills for yourself. This book integrates leadership and innovation principles with personal examples and profiles of inspirational women. It is accompanied by a website that features women's leadership success stories, as well as innovation resources and best practices. This book is relevant for women in all stages of their careers and explains the critical need for leadership and innovation right now. By providing a clear process on how to build upon your personal strengths to realize leadership and innovation goals, this book will inspire you to pick up the mantle and meet the critical need for leadership and innovation in the STEM fields Examines research-based leadership and innovation principles to make these critically important characteristics both real and attainable Empowers you to build upon your own strengths and successes to discover and develop leadership and innovation skills Features a companion website that highlights women's leadership success stories, innovation resources and best practices Provides a practical guide that educates, encourages and equips you to pursue leadership and innovation opportunities Includes a companion website that highlights women's leadership success stories, innovation resources and best practices

Qualities of Effective Teachers 3rd Edition

Author: James H. Stronge
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416625895
Format: PDF
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This updated edition is packed with research-based advice and practical tools for any educator interested in improving teaching and ensuring positive outcomes for all students.

You re the Principal Now What

Author: Jen Schwanke
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416622241
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A principal’s job is astonishingly complex, and its competing demands can be overwhelming, especially in the first few years. In this book, Jen Schwanke, a principal herself, provides a mentor’s guidance to steer new principals through the period of adjustment and set the foundation for a long and rewarding career. The topics you wish your graduate program had covered are covered here—directly, practically, and without the jargon. Drawing on her own experience, Schwanke provides strategies for tackling the most common yet most daunting challenges of the principalship, including * Establishing productive professional relationships * Building and maintaining a positive school culture * Resolving conflict among staff and parents * Providing effective instructional leadership * Supporting students’ social-emotional needs * Conducting staff evaluations and delivering feedback * Keeping up with district, state, and federal mandates * Managing the facility and the budget * Providing focused and effective professional development * Prioritizing responsibilities * Learning from student and schoolwide data * Planning for growth and change * Working through behavior and discipline issues * Hiring high-quality teachers and supporting new ones * Leading effective meetings * Maintaining balance The standalone chapters provide easy access to the solutions you need for the situations you face. Along with real-life scenarios and critical tips for success, you’ll find helpful models of what to do, what to say, and how to say it. This book is a source for ideas any time you encounter a problem and think, “Now what?” It’s the beginning of an ongoing conversation about the wonderful and rewarding work of being a principal.

Improving School Leadership Volume 1

Author: Pont Beatriz
Publisher: Organization for Economic
ISBN: 9789264044678
Format: PDF, Docs
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As countries strive to reform education systems and improve student results, school leadership is high on education policy agendas. But in many countries, the men and women who run schools are overburdened, underpaid and near retirement. Based on an OECD study of school leadership practices and policies around the world, and offering a cross country perspective, Volume 1 identifies four policy levers and a range of policy options to help governments improve school leadership now and build sustainable leadership for the future. Volume 2 explores what specialists are saying about system leadership for school improvement. Case studies examine innovative approaches to sharing leadership across schools in Belgium (Flanders), Finland and the United Kingdom (England) and leadership development programs for system improvement in Australia and Austria. As these are emerging practices, the book provides a first international comparison and assessment of the state of the art of system leadership.--Publisher's description.

The Leader s Guide to Coaching in Schools

Author: John Campbell
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506335861
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Grow your leadership skills to bring out the best in your school! Help your staff get “unstuck” no matter what challenges they are facing through solutions-focused coaching techniques that help them envision desired outcomes and the actions needed to achieve them. Through video examples and tools, this step-by-step guide shows you how to: Introduce a coaching approach into a wide range of conversational contexts Use the GROWTH coaching conversation framework to improve both staff and student success and well-being Use coaching approaches in areas that school leaders typically find challenging: in formal performance reviews, when giving informal feedback, and when working with teams