Dream Create Sustain

Author: Francis M. Duffy
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1607098547
Format: PDF
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This book provides change leaders in education with essential concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics for how to create and sustain whole-system change in their school systems.

The Systems Thinking School

Author: Peter A. Barnard
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1475805802
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book uses systems thinking to explain and describe the management unlearning and new learning needed to create deep and fundamental changes to the way schools operate as complete learning entities. It explains why the reinstatement of the personal tutor in a vertical system is essential to the creation of a learning organization within a complete home/school operational learning process; one capable of building a values driven and more purposeful school culture within a more relevant and coherent society.

Reimagining Instructional Supervision

Author: Francis M. Duffy
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475822731
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The history of instructional supervision has been relatively constant. From the days when the first colonists arrived and established schools for their children until today instructional supervision has consistently focused on the critical examination of a teacher’s classroom behavior with the assumption that supervising individual teachers could significantly improve teaching and learning throughout a school system. That assumption has proven to be flawed. The author believes that the focus of instructional supervision needs to shift off of individual teachers to focus on transforming the organization design and functioning of entire school systems. Instead of observing teachers working in their classrooms a re-imagined instructional supervision process would focus on transforming three sets of key system variables: Transform the system’s environmental relationships, transform the system’s core and support work processes, and transform the system’s internal social infrastructure. Supervising Knowledge Work describes the salient features of a re-imagined supervision process called Knowledge Work Supervision that is designed to transform entire school systems.

Supervision

Author: Jeffrey Dr. Glanz
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475814968
Format: PDF
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This edited volume presents the most current thinking about state of the field of supervision. It gathers the top scholars in the field to bring their knowledge and expertise to bear on some of the intractable problems and issues in the field. Readers will be impressed by the depth and breadth of coverage. Combined with the latest theories, the volume provides practical ideas to improve teaching and learning in schools for all students.

Learn or Die 21st Century Community Learning

Author: John Andrew Harrold
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 145753360X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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There are prevailing paradoxes which must be resolved if we are to advance an educational system worthy of 21st century citizens. A paradox is an apparently contradictory statement which may be true however great the contradiction. Somehow, we have to resolve these contradictions if we are to move forward. “We assume that all can learn, but all do not learn at the same pace and in the same way. Yet, we want everyone to complete schooling at the same time or be judged a failure” (Indiana University Dean of Education, Howard Mehlinger, Retired). During the advent years of the July 4th 2026 Birthday Celebration of The Declaration of Independence, the paradoxes blocking our democratic institutions of learning have not been resolved. The Institute for 21st Century Learning has used in the preparation of LEARN OR DIE a community of national scholars, each having their own insights, yet the knowledge and skill attributes necessary for addressing today’s paradox barriers: Qualitative Action Research; The New Global Economy; The New Urbanism; The New University; Complex Systems Evaluation; 21st Century Leadership; Vision-Based Community Development; and Citizens’ Community Connections and the Transformation of Community Schools. Is the American Revolution still alive?

Beyond School Improvement

Author: Robert Davidovich
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 141297139X
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The authors discuss four elements of change and outline five essential practices for leading dynamic, innovative educational systems that prepare students for a changing world.

The ID CaseBook

Author: Peggy A. Ertmer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351329510
Format: PDF, Docs
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First Published in 2017. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.

Professional Capital

Author: Andy Hargreaves and Michael Fullan
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807771708
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The future of learning depends absolutely on the future of teaching. In this latest and most important collaboration, Andy Hargreaves and Michael Fullan show how the quality of teaching is captured in a compelling new idea: the professional capital of every teacher working together in every school. Speaking out against policies that result in a teaching force that is inexperienced, inexpensive, and exhausted in short order, these two world authorities--who know teaching and leadership inside out--set out a groundbreaking new agenda to transform the future of teaching and public education. Ideas-driven, evidence-based, and strategically powerful, Professional Capital combats the tired arguments and stereotypes of teachers and teaching and shows us how to change them by demanding more of the teaching profession and more from the systems that support it. This is a book that no one connected with schools can afford to ignore. This book features: (1) a powerful and practical solution to what ails American schools; (2) Action guidelines for all groups--individual teachers, administrators, schools and districts, state and federal leaders; (3) a next-generation update of core themes from the authors' bestselling book, "What's Worth Fighting for in Your School?" [This book was co-published with the Ontario Principals' Council.].

Courage Passion and Vision

Author: Francis Martin Duffy
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810846098
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Offers an artful and compelling blend of practical, theoretical, and philosophical perspectives on leading systemic school improvement.

Moving Upward Together

Author: Francis Martin Duffy
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 9781578860982
Format: PDF, Mobi
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If school districts want to sustain improvements that have been achieved during this period of district transformation, district leaders need to align their district, both vertically and horizontally. Alignment assures that the work of individuals supports their team goals, the work of teams supports their school's goals, the work of schools supports their clusters, and the work of clusters supports the district's strategic direction. This groudbreaking work presents qualitative information about the nature of strategic alignment in school systems and how to create and sustain it.