Building Strong School Cultures

Author: Sharon D. Kruse
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 145229478X
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Develop an integrated school culture that engages educators with their colleagues and communities! This resource calls on principals to create a viable, sustainable school culture using the professional community, organizational learning, and trust to affect teaching and learning. Part of the Leadership for Learning series, this volume presents a leadership approach that integrates teachers, parents, and community members into a coherent team. The authors examine schools that have achieved lasting cultural change and present practical strategies for: Diagnosing and shaping a school culture Revising leadership functions to broaden decision-making processes Rethinking organizational structures Supporting continuous improvement while ensuring stability

From Teacher Thinking to Teachers and Teaching

Author: Cheryl J. Craig
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1781908508
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This volume covers advances that have occurred in the thirty year existence of the International Study Association on Teachers and Teaching (ISATT), the organization that helped transition the study of teacher thinking to the study of teachers and teaching in all of its complexities.

Place Belonging and School Leadership

Author: Kathryn Riley
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 147429300X
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Place, Belonging and School Leadership offers research findings, analysis and accessible tools for further research inquiry that are designed to contribute to the development of professional learning communities. Researching about place and belonging, Kathryn Riley argues, gives new teachers powerful insights into children's experiences in the classroom and playground, and encourages them to review and change their professional practices. It provides young people with a vehicle to voice their experiences, grow their skill and talents, and develop a sense of agency. Place, Belonging and School Leadership helps school leaders to be 'place-makers' who make 'belonging' work for pupils from many different backgrounds. It builds trust, develops the knowledge and capacities of staff, and harnesses the creative potential of young people to explore, reflect and act. Riley offers an invaluable leadership tool that strengthens school cultures and nourishes leadership throughout the school.

Enhancing a High Performing School Culture and Climate

Author: Cletus R. Bulach
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475829272
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The purpose of our book is to share with our readers some insights we have acquired over the years in our administrative experience implementing change and reforms. Two areas that are critical for any reform to succeed are the way communications and conflicts are handled. We have included a chapter on interpersonal communications that describes five basic communication skills. We have also included a chapter on conflict with provides a number of insights on how to handle conflicts and how to avoid conflicts. Successfully dealing with communications and conflict are essential for improving levels of openness and trust

Leading Change

Author: John P. Kotter
Publisher: Vahlen
ISBN: 3800646153
Format: PDF, Mobi
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John P. Kotters wegweisendes Werk Leading Change erschien 1996 und zählt heute zu den wichtigsten Managementbüchern überhaupt. Es wurde in zahlreiche Sprachen übersetzt und millionenfach verkauft. Der Druck auf Unternehmen, sich den permanent wandelnden internen und externen Einflüssen zu stellen, wird weiter zunehmen. Dabei gehört ein offener, aber professionell geführter Umgang mit Change-Prozessen zu den Wesensmerkmalen erfolgreicher Unternehmen im 21. Jahrhundert und zu den größten Herausforderungen in der Arbeit von Führungskräften. Einer der weltweit renommiertesten Experten auf diesem Gebiet hat basierend auf seinen Erfahrungen aus Forschung und Praxis einen visionären Text geschrieben, der zugleich inspirierend und gefüllt ist mit bedeutenden Implikationen für das Change-Management. Leading Change zeigt Ihnen, wie Sie Wandlungsprozesse in Unternehmen konsequent führen. Beginnend mit den Gründen, warum viele Unternehmen an Change-Prozessen scheitern, wird im Anschluss ein Acht-Stufen-Plan entwickelt, der Ihnen hilft, pragmatisch einen erfolgreichen Wandel zu gestalten. Wenn Sie wissen möchten, warum Ihre letzte Change-Initiative scheiterte, dann lesen Sie dieses Buch am besten gleich, sodass Ihr nächstes Projekt von Erfolg gekrönt wird. Ralf Dobelli, Leading Change is simply the best single work I have seen on strategy implementation. William C. Finnie, Editor-in-Chief Strategy & Leadership Leading Change ist ein weltweiter, zeitloser Bestseller. Werner Seidenschwarz, Seidenschwarz & Comp.

Professional Learning Communities

Author: Louise Stoll
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335230253
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"All who are interested and concerned about educational reform and the improvement of schools will find this book a must read. It stimulates, it challenges, and it informs, such that the reader is most surely enriched by its plenitude." Dr Shirley Hord, Scholar Emerita "At last we have a book of international cases to add to the literature on networks! Policymakers and practitioners alike will find the reasons why networks are fast becoming the reform organizations of choice. The book elevates network understanding to a new level." Ann Lieberman, Senior Scholar at the Carnegie Foundationfor the Advancement of Teaching What is a professional learning community? What are the key challenges facing these communities and how might they be resolved? Is it time to extend our thinking about professional learning communities? There is great interest internationally in the potential of professional learning communities for enhancing educational reform efforts and sustaining improvement. This international collection expands perceptions and understanding of professional learning communities, as well as highlighting frequently neglected complexities and challenges. Drawing on research, each chapter offers a deeper understanding of topics such as distributed leadership, dialogue, organisational memory, trust, self-assessment and inquiry, and purpose linked to learning. The last section of the book focuses upon three of the most challenging dilemmas that face developing professional learning communities - developing professional learning communities in secondary school, building social capital, and sustaining professional learning communities. The authors provide pointers on why these challenges exist, offering rays of hope for ways forward. Professional Learning Communities is key international reading for education professionals, school practitioners, policymakers, academics and research students. It is a must-read for anyone interested in building capacity for sustainable learning and the ability to harness your community as a resource for change.

Culture Re Boot

Author: Leslie S. Kaplan
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452217327
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Packed with hands-on activities, this practical handbook shows you how to be the transformational leader your school needs to enact a culture change and improve student outcomes.

Aligning Student Support With Achievement Goals

Author: Karen Seashore Louis
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412916592
Format: PDF
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The authors offer a practical approach to creating a reorganized, fully-integrated student support community that contributes to increasing academic success.

Shaping School Culture

Author: Terrence E. Deal
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118047583
Format: PDF, ePub
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A Guide for Shaping Your School's Culture In this thoroughly revised and updated edition of their classic book, Shaping School Culture, Terrence Deal and Kent Peterson address the latest thinking on organizational culture and change and offer new ideas and strategies on how stories, rituals, traditions, and other cultural practices can be used to create positive, caring, and purposeful schools. This new edition gives expanded attention to the important symbolic roles of school leaders, including practical suggestions on how leaders can balance cultural goals and values against accountability demands, and features new and powerful case examples throughout. Most important, the authors show how school leaders can transform negative and toxic cultures so that trust, commitment, and sense of unity can prevail. Praise for Shaping School Culture "For those seeking enduring change that is measured in generations rather than months, and to create a legacy rather than a headline, then Shaping School Culture is your guide." —Dr. Douglas B. Reeves, founder, The Leadership and Learning Center, Englewood, CO "Deal and Peterson combine exquisite language, vibrant stories, and sage advice to support school leaders in embracing the paradoxical nature of their work. A 'must read' for all school leaders." —Pam Robbins, educational consultant and author "Once again, the authors have presented practitioners, researchers, professional developers, school coaches, and others with a tremendous resource for renovating and reinvigorating schools." —Karen M. Dyer, Ed.D., group director, Education and Nonprofit Sector Office, Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, NC

Leading in a Culture of Change

Author: Michael Fullan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118622995
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"At the very time the need for effective leadership is reachingcritical proportions, Michael Fullan's Leading in a Culture ofChange provides powerful insights for moving forward. We lookforward to sharing it with our grantees." --Tom Vander Ark, executive director, Education, Bill and MelindaGates Foundation "Fullan articulates clearly the core values and practices ofleadership required at all levels of the organization. Usingspecific examples, he convinces us that the key change principlesare equally critical for leadership in business and educationorganizations." --John Evans, chairman, Torstar Corporation "In Leading in a Culture of Change, Michael Fullan deftlycombines his expertise in school reform with the latest insights inorganizational change and leadership. The result is a compellingand insightful exposition on how leaders in any setting can bringabout lasting, positive, systemic change in theirorganizations." --John Alexander, president, Center for Creative Leadership "Michael Fullan's work is remarkable. He masterfully captureshow leaders can significantly improve their learning andperformance, even in the uncontrollable, chaotic circumstances inwhich they practice. A tour de force." --Anthony Alvarado, chancellor of instruction, San Diego CitySchools "Too often schools and businesses are seen as separate andforeign places. Michael Fullan blends the best of knowledge fromeach into an exemplary template for improving leadership inboth." --Terrence E. Deal, coauthor of Leading with Soul Business, nonprofit, and public sector leaders are facing newand daunting challenges--rapid-paced developments in technology,sudden shifts in the marketplace, and crisis and contention in thepublic arena. If they are to survive in this chaotic environment,leaders must develop the skills they need to lead effectively nomatter how fast the world around them is changing. Leading in a Culture of Change offers new and seasoned leaders'insights into the dynamics of change and presents a unique andimaginative approach for navigating the intricacies of the changeprocess. Michael Fullan--an internationally acclaimed expert inorganizational change--shows how leaders in all types oforganizations can accomplish their goals and become exceptionalleaders. He draws on the most current ideas and theories on thetopic of effective leadership, incorporates case examples of largescale transformation, and reveals a remarkable convergence ofpowerful themes or, as he calls them, the five corecompetencies. By integrating the five core competencies--attending to abroader moral purpose, keeping on top of the change process,cultivating relationships, sharing knowledge, and setting a visionand context for creating coherence in organizations--leaders willbe empowered to deal with complex change. They will be transformedinto exceptional leaders who consistently mobilize theircompatriots to do important and difficult work under conditions ofconstant change.