Case Studies in 21st Century School Administration

Author: David L. Gray
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 145223597X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Case Studies in 21st Century School Administration: Addressing Challenges for Educational Leadership presents real problems that confront today's school leaders who must deal with issues of diversity, school improvement, and limited resources. Authors David L. Gray and Agnes E. Smith give prospective school leaders opportunities to resolve complex issues in K-12 school settings through reflective questions, activities, and authentic assessment tools for skill development.

Education Finance for School Leaders

Author: C. William Garner
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780130978622
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This practical, easy-to-read guide explains the “why,” “What,” and “how” of school finance to those who need to understand the fundamentals of financial management. It allows readers to make the kind of informed, effective decisions that serve both the student body and the school's bottom line. Coverage incorporates the history of school finance and the changes that have come about in recent years; aligns its content to the most recent NCATE standards; and provides enough of the “nuts and bolts” of financing to ensure that the reader will easily grasp the subject. An expansive Resources for Administrators section at the end of the book provides the numerical standards used by all state Departments of Education and a comprehensive glossary of specialized financial terms make this book an excellent resource. A must-have desk reference for administrators in all facets of the education system. This book is also useful for those who sit on Education Boards, as well as those who make decisions about their community's use of resources.

The Principal as School Manager

Author: William L. Sharp
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1610487702
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Principal as School Manager offers advice on expectations and survival techniques to ensure the principal's longevity in the district. Like the previous editions, this book is an essential guide to practice and procedure. This third edition contains new chapters and sections on managing the school curriculum, special education, classroom walk-throughs, creating a healthly school environment, and cyberbullying./span

How to Help Your School Thrive Without Breaking the Bank

Author: John G. Gabriel
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416616454
Format: PDF, Mobi
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How to Help Your School Thrive Without Breaking the Bank will help you improve your school without investing in externally developed, expensive, and time-consuming reform programs or initiatives. It's packed with replicable strategies and practical tools that educators in any school can incorporate to transform the culture and improve student achievement and professional practice. You'll learn how to * Hone your own leadership and grow new leaders among your staff; * Develop a vision and a mission for your school; * Promote excellence among both staff and students; * Make the most of your time and facilitate effective meetings; and * Mine and use data with purpose. For most schools, times are tough and money is tight--but school leaders must still focus on how to steadily improve student achievement. Academic performance will improve in the long term only if your school has a healthy culture marked by integrity, a strong work ethic, collaboration, and reflective risk taking. Strengthening those foundational elements will help you sustain positive change in your school, even in difficult economic times. The good news is that you already have the resources you need to help your school thrive. This book will help you to maximize them.

Improving Instructional Practice

Author: Wafa Hozien, Ph.D
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475836457
Format: PDF
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This book helps school principals understand the practical application of instructional leadership while improving ISLLC Competency. The case studies provide a multifaceted approach to effective instructional practices by exploring the behaviors, practices and actions that a school leader embodies and is exposed to daily.

The Leader s Guide to 21st Century Education

Author: Ken Kay
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780132117593
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Making Technology Standards Work for You

Author: Susan Brooks-Young
Publisher: ISTE (Interntl Soc Tech Educ
ISBN: 9781564841902
Format: PDF, ePub
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This great resource offers a step-by-step approach to help administrators develop and implement a vision for using educational technology more effectively. Each chapter focuses on an element of educational leadership planning, curriculum and instruction, assessment, staff development, and legal and social issues showing how to assess what is already in place and determine what needs to be done next. An invaluable guide to meeting ESEA requirements for technology integration and school accountability. Detailed discussion of each of the NETS-A performance indicators Specific solutions and plans for all levels of educational administration Easy-to-follow charts and tables with detailed task assignments Reproducible materials to facilitate decision making, organization, and implementation Also available: RSS for Educators: Blogs, Newsfeeds, Podcasts, and Wikis in the Classroom - ISBN 1564842398 Digital-Age Literacy for Teachers: Applying Technology Standards to Everyday Practice - ISBN 1564842290

Ethical Decision Making in School Administration

Author: Paul A. Wagner
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483343472
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Pedagogically rich, demographically inclusive, and culturally sensitive, Ethical Decision Making in School and District Administration exposes educational leaders to an interdisciplinary array of theories from the fields of education, economics, management, and moral philosophy (past and present). Authors Paul A. Wagner and Douglas J. Simpson demonstrate how understanding key concepts can dramatically improve management styles and protocols. Key Features Contains numerous case studies that apply the book's concepts to relevant ethical issues faced by school administrators Reveals possibilities for thinking outside the box in terms of morally informed and effective leadership strategies aimed at securing organizational commitment and shared vision Presents multiple theories of ethics, demonstrating how they inform decision making and culture building in school districts Incorporates a range of in-text learning aids, including figures that clarify and critique ideas, a complete glossary, and end-of-chapter activities and questions

Leading on Purpose Emotionally Intelligent Early Childhood Administration

Author: Holly Elissa Bruno
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
ISBN: 9780073378428
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Even if a student learns all the facts and figures about early childhood administration, he or she cannot hope to lead without understanding how to build dynamic relationships with staff, families, and community. Leading on Purpose: Emotionally Intelligent Early Childhood Administration is the first textbook based in fascinating hot-off-the-presses relational Emotional Intelligence theory. Bruno skillfully uses neuroscience (brain research on relationships) to breathe life into previously dry topics like regulatory legislation, facilities management and budgeting. Laying substantive EQ groundwork in the first two chapters, the author infuses every chapter that follows, from “Creating a community of problem solvers: winners not whiners” to “Quest for quality: licensing, accreditation and codes of ethics” with vibrantly engaging authentic case studies. Leading on Purpose is a text students will WANT to read. Are you ready?

Digital Leadership

Author: Eric Sheninger
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483339963
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Move leadership into the digital age Digital leadership is a strategic mindset and set of behaviors that leverages resources to create a meaningful, transparent, and engaging school culture. It takes into account recent changes such as ubiquitous connectivity, open-source technology, mobile devices, and personalization to dramatically shift how schools have been run and structured for over a century. Leading in education becomes exponentially powerful when using technology to your advantage. Eric Sheninger—“Principal Twitter”—shares his Pillars of Digital Leadership to help readers Transform school culture by initiating sustainable change Use free social media tools to improve communication, enhance public relations, and create a positive brand presence Integrate digital tools into the classroom to increase student engagement and achievement Facilitate professional learning and access new opportunities and resources The time is now, whether you are a building level or teacher leader, to boldly move schools forward in the digital age.