Best Practices of Award Winning Elementary School Principals

Author: Sandra Harris
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452235864
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
Using survey results and contributions from 35 award-winning elementary school principals nationwide, this essential resource examines over 100 field-based practices recognized as the best for the elementary school principalship.

The Principal s Guide to Managing School Personnel

Author: Richard D. Sorenson
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452295506
Format: PDF
Download Now
A comprehensive guide to building successful relationships with all school personnel! Ideal for practicing and aspiring principals, this in-depth resource presents policies, procedures, and techniques for managing faculty and support staff and creating effective work environments. The authors provide case studies, strategies, and reflective exercises in each chapter to help administrators evaluate their schools and practices. Based on ISLLC and ELCC standards for school leadership, this book covers: Shaping school culture to promote shared ownership of the school’s vision Recruiting, selecting, and retaining qualified personnel Effective communication and conflict resolution Handling challenging situations such as supervising marginal employees and addressing grievances

BRAVO Principal

Author: Sandra Harris
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131752974X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
It is only through effective leadership actions that principals can become outstanding leaders. By building relationships that value all stakeholders—including teachers, students, parents, and community members—your actions will lead to a thriving school. This book provides you with the tools for emphasizing shared purpose, caring, integrity, and honesty so you can Build Relationships with Actions that Value Others. In this updated edition, you’ll find out how to: Establish trusting relationship based on mutual support, respect, and empowerment. Demonstrate cultural responsiveness by embracing diversity and integrating multicultural awareness throughout the curriculum. Employ creative concern-solving strategies and address conflicts with students, parents, and staff. Develop a learning culture to nurture student and teacher achievement. Each chapter concludes with a set of review questions to help you to reflect, evaluate, and improve upon your leadership skills. Filled with suggestions for actions that you can apply today, this book shows you how to become a BRAVO Principal!

Classroom Walkthroughs To Improve Teaching and Learning

Author: Judy Stout
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317927621
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
This book demonstrates the many ways classroom walkthroughs can be used for continuous, systemic, long-range school improvement. Woven throughout the book are eighteen different models of walkthroughs that have been successfully implemented in schools across the country. An effective tool for improving teaching and learning, this book demonstrates that there is no "one-size-fits-all" walkthrough model. It shows you how to use classroom walkthroughs to meet the specific needs of your school.

Best Ideas From America s Blue Ribbon Schools

Author: National Association of Elementary School Principals (U.S.)
Publisher: Corwin
ISBN:
Format: PDF
Download Now
This volume offers an impressive collection of ideas to enhance education submitted by the heads of some of America's leading schools. The broad range of concepts will be of interest to any teacher who is committed to creating an outstanding school.

Best Ideas From America s Blue Ribbon Schools

Author: National Association of Elementary School Principals (U.S.)
Publisher: Corwin
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Download Now
This volume offers an impressive collection of ideas to enhance education submitted by the heads of some of America's leading schools. The broad range of concepts will be of interest to any teacher who is committed to creating an outstanding school.

School Discipline

Author: Louis Rosen
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412913492
Format: PDF, Docs
Download Now
Loaded with updates, this newly revised second edition gives administrators all the tools they need to create a safe environment for both educators and students.

Character Education in America s Blue Ribbon Schools

Author: Madonna Murphy
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1461666910
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
Character Education in America's Blue Ribbon Schools is based upon descriptive, documentary, and qualitative research conducted on the award winning school applications in the United Stated Department of Education's Elementary School Recognition Program, i.e. the Blue Ribbon Schools. The purpose of the program is to focus national attention on schools that are doing an exceptional job with all of their students. Areas studied are developing a solid foundation of basic skills and knowledge of subject matter and fostering the development of character, values, and ethical judgement. The first edition of this book reported on the first decade of this program, from 1985 to 1994. The second edition adds the schools that have won the award from 1996-2001. Included are the Blue Ribbon schools that applied for Special Honors in Character Education and five that actually won that recognition in 1998-1999. This edition finds character education much stronger in American schools in recent years and is full of many promising practices. It is a practical book that will guide school administrators, teachers, parents, board members, and concerned citizens interested in starting or strengthening the character education focus of their school.