Collaborative School Leadership

Author: Ron Nash
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475800584
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In Collaborative School Leadership, Nash and Hwang provide administrators with clear and focused ideas on making the most of collaborative leadership while on the path to continuous improvement. Recognizing that classroom instruction is at the core of any plan of improvement, this book looks at the role and nature of powerful building-level professional development. Nash and Hwang provide answers to critical questions: As part of a school s improvement efforts, what is non-negotiable? What are some barriers to progress, and how can they be overcome or removed? How can building administrators help teachers improve instruction? An extensive appendix provides principals and teacher leaders with ten lessons and an entire chapter is devoted to the kind of formative support that building administrators can provide in the pursuit of student progress. Finally, Nash and Hwang elaborate on the whole decision-making process, and differentiate between the kind of independent and interdependent reflection that is part of the relentless pursuit of continuous improvement at the building level."

Creative Strategies to Transform School Culture

Author: John Eller
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412961189
Format: PDF, Docs
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The authors present practical, proven strategies to improve school culture, including activities for developing collaborative work relationships, dealing appropriately with conflict, and fostering rapport.

The Principal as Professional Learning Community Leader

Author: Ontario Principals' Council
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412963138
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This resource provides principals with practical support, step-by-step plans, and hands-on strategies to lead the development of thriving professional learning communities in their schools.

20 Strategies for Collaborative School Leaders

Author: Jane Clark Lindle
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317929861
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This book is for school leaders who handle the conflicts and commotions which arise from human nature issues in schools and the shortage of school resources. It offers 20 strategies which demonstrate how to support teaching and learning in your school.

Foundations of Education

Author: Allan C. Ornstein
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305854896
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Highly respected for its substantive coverage and analysis of all foundational areas -- social, philosophical, historical, political, economic, curricular, and legal -- FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION, Thirteenth Edition, describes and analyzes the key educational issues and policies affecting American education. The authors relate the book's wide-ranging topics to an array of applied features to help prepare students for their future careers as educators. The chapters on the history and philosophy of education encourage students to construct their own personal philosophy of education, building a strong foundation for a professional career. Completely up-to-date throughout, this edition also provides the latest information on the common core curriculum, accountability, technology in education, school reform, diversity, legal rulings, recent trends in school funding and teacher compensation, new instructional practices, teaching licensure, the outlook for careers, and many other important topics. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Schools as Professional Learning Communities

Author: Sylvia M. Roberts
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412968942
Format: PDF, ePub
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Build a community in your school and improve learning outcomes with this one-stop sourcebook that features the latest educational issues, new research-based strategies and activities, and more!

Handbook of School Improvement

Author: Joseph Blase
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412979978
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Capturing insights from 20 successful principals, this illuminating book presents real-world strategies that help school leaders refine their administrative skills and generate dramatic improvements in schoolwide achievement.

Principal Leadership

Author: Elaine L. Wilmore
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9780761945550
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The first to make the connection between the new standards and the principal's leadership role in creating and sustaining a school's culture and values, this simple, consistent format includes a standard, followed by the philosophical framework and case studies.

The School Principal

Author: Theodore J. Kowalski
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135156840
Format: PDF
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Over the past two decades, efforts to improve schools have significantly modified role expectations for principals. Today, school-level administrators are expected to be both visionary leaders and competent managers. Based on the conviction that administration is an amalgam of leadership and management, The School Principal emphasizes the need for practitioners to apply conceptual skills to make "what to do" decisions, to apply technical skills to make "how to do" decisions, and to apply relational skills to engage in democratic decision making. Kowalski frames the book with a discussion of the nature of schools, the roles of principals, and their need to improve schools. The book then provides a balanced treatment of leadership and management, covering issues of personal behavior, instructional leadership, relationship building issues, finances, facilities, personnel management, pupil services, and maintaining safe schools. The text closes with discussion of the vital aspects of practice for contemporary principals, addressing problem solving, collaborative change strategies, and personal commitment to being a principal. Special Features: Vignettes introduce the subject matter in the context of common challenges faced by practitioners. Knowledge-Based Questions and Skill-Based Activities prompt readers to engage with and reflect on the chapter content. The School Principal aligns with the Educational Leadership Consortium Council (ELCC) Standards. Treating principals as concurrently visionary leaders and competent managers, this excellent text addresses the needs of aspiring and practicing principals, providing the tools to build effective and efficient schools.

The Business of School Leadership

Author: Larry Smith
Publisher: Aust Council for Ed Research
ISBN: 0864319657
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The role of school principals and their executive staff has changed rapidly and radically over the last decade. They are now required to be, not only leading educators, but also effective business persons. The reality is, however, that most school leaders have little if any formal training for these business roles and very limited personal experience in managing these matters. This book assists school leaders in developing the understanding, knowledge, and skill of business processes that they need to perform this 'new' role effectively. The book does not aim to convert school leaders into accountants or entrepreneurs or marketing specialists. What it provides are the key principles and tactics of business operations that school leaders need if they are to effectively manage both the educational and business imperatives of their schools. In a sense, it is intended that this book should become the 'business bible' for school leaders - the single reliable resource they can turn to on a daily basis to assist them in addressing business issues.