Collaborative School Leadership

Author: Ron Nash
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475800584
Format: PDF, ePub
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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."

School Climate

Author: Peter M. DeWitt
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506386008
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Build a positive school climate to impact students, teachers, and the community! Is improving school climate on your to-do list? Do you think about it as a top-down directive or as a dialogue to build equity within the school? A healthy school environment should never be seen as an option, but instead supported as a must-have. Peter DeWitt offers leaders practical high impact strategies to improve school climate, deepen involvement in student learning, and engage a broader family network. In addition to international vignettes focused on community stakeholders and research-based practices, this book features tools such as · a leadership growth cycle to help leaders build their self-efficacy · a teacher observation cycle centered on building collective efficacy · an early warning system to identify potential at-risk students · action steps following each chapter to apply to your own setting · discussion questions for use in team environments Establishing a supportive and inclusive school climate where professionals can take risks to improve the lives of students is vital to maximize learning in any school community.

The Principal s Companion

Author: Pam Robbins
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412965497
Format: PDF, Docs
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This third edition of a bestseller serves as a personal mentor for principals, providing practical resources to help administrators lead a learning organization and facilitate improvement.

The Trust Factor

Author: Julie Peterson Combs
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351691112
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This hands-on guide is a valuable resource for both current and aspiring school leaders. Written in short, easy-to-read chapters, The Trust Factor, 2nd Edition presents real-world examples and relevant research to help you develop the essential skills you need for building trust with staff, teachers, students, and parents. The Trust Factor provides updated versions of over 50 practical strategies that will help you learn to: Recognize and avoid behaviors that damage trust Repair trust when it has been broken Navigate challenging situations, such as teacher evaluations, student discipline, parent complaints, or scarce resources Establish and sustain trust with faculty, staff, students, and community Approach social media in a way that builds trust with the community. The guidance in this book is explained with simple, easy-to-implement steps you can apply immediately to your own practice, and are accompanied by reflection questions and self-assessment tools to help practicing or aspiring educational leaders succeed.

Brain Science for Principals

Author: Linda L. Lyman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475824335
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Brain Science for Principals: What School Leaders Need to Know features leadership of learning from the perspective of recent findings of educational neuroscience. Each chapter explores a question related to learning and offers practical suggestions for principals. Divided into six sections, each of the 24 short chapters can stand alone or the book can be read cover-to-cover. The opening section explains how understanding brain neuroplasticity changes belief in fixed intelligence. A partial list of subjects explored in the book includes neurogenesis, neurodiversity, memory, brain fitness, the emotional connection, effects of stress, poverty, embodied cognition, movement, mindset, ELL issues, multitasking, the role of the arts, ages and stages of the brain, emotional intelligence, creating resonance, and maintaining mindfulness. The conclusion underscores how neuroscientifically literate principals can enhance learning and advance social justice. Writers of the book anticipate a future when educational neuroscience findings about learning become part of the education of every principal and school leader. Knowing how the brain works is the key to the future of education.

Principal Leadership

Author: Elaine L. Wilmore
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9780761945550
Format: PDF
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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.

Collaborative Leadership

Author: Hank Rubin
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452261237
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Build and maintain successful collaborative relationships in your school—and watch resources for student achievement soar! With this updated bestseller, educators discover how to use collaboration to shape school culture and help their students learn. Visionary Hank Rubin provides a broad overview of collaboration in education and lays the foundation for working with colleagues, establishing strong partnerships, and cooperating with students to achieve goals. Filled with practical examples and the latest research, this resource examines 14 phases of collaboration and helps educators: Understand the skills and characteristics that foster successful collaboration Nurture relationships with students Build collaborative community relationships

Schools as Professional Learning Communities

Author: Sylvia M. Roberts
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412968942
Format: PDF, Docs
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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!