Improve Learning by Building Community

Author: John Daresh
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1510700994
Format: PDF, Docs
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Written for both new and experienced principals, this resource provides a blueprint for building visionary learning communities that improve student learning not only by shaping the internal school community—faculty and staff—but also by creating a partnership with the external community—district educators, families, community organizations, and service agencies. Administrators will find invaluable assistance from Practical Tips that offer strategies for implementation, Points for Practicethat highlight critical concepts and Points to Ponder that promote reader reflection. Each chapter encourages school leaders to consider what community building means for their own schools and provides guidance for: • Building a vision based on your personal and professional values • Shaping a school culture that supports teamwork • Honoring school staff members at all levels • Examining and understanding the external environment • Drawing effectively on community support services • Collaborating with district staff Improve Learning by Building Community helps principals bring together all stakeholders to create the kind of schools that can ensure success for every student.

Facilitating Authentic Learning Grades 6 12

Author: Laura R. Thomas
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452216487
Format: PDF
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Learn how to teach content and process at the same time, assess 21st-century skills, and engage students in higher-order thinking—all central aims of the Common Core.

Beyond Core Expectations

Author: Maria G. Dove
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483331938
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Create a schoolwide foundation to ensure academic success for ALL students This book demonstrates a system-wide approach to support the learning needs of culturally, linguistically, and academically diverse students. The authors deliver a six-point model for developing improved programs, policies, and practices, including: Mapping and aligning an integrated curriculum—making the mainstream curricula accessible for all learners Collaborative planning and assessment—pooling teachers’ intelligence so the whole is greater than the sum of the parts Teaching students explicit learning strategies—empowering students by taking the focus off the teacher and putting it back on learners

Leading With Inquiry and Action

Author: Matthew Militello
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412964142
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Improve instruction in your school with this collaborative, inquiry-based process that helps identify areas for improvement, determine community-supported solutions, define an action plan, and evaluate program results.

The Principal s Guide to a Powerful Library Media Program A School Library for the 21st Century 2nd Edition

Author: Marla W. McGhee
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1586835270
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book of best practices documents how school administrators and librarians can work together to optimize their library media services. • Includes a collection of practical tools, such as a library walkabout description and form, a list of administrative enablers and inhibitors, GEAR process documentation and worksheets, administrator self-assessments in each chapter, planning paperwork for budgeting, scheduling, staffing, and feedback forms for the administrator and the library media specialist • Each chapter concludes with a comprehensive list of additional resources • Contains 13 helpful appendices sections

The School Leadership Playbook

Author: Jean Desravines
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119044219
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A proven framework for whole-school improvement The School Leadership Playbook is a practical guide for education leaders looking to push their school's and students' achievement to the next level. Developed by renowned leadership preparation program New Leaders, the Transformational Leadership Framework focuses on the five categories that drive a school's success: Learning and Teaching, School Culture, Talent Management, Operations and Systems, and Personal Leadership. This book illustrates how each of these factors contributes to breakthrough gains, and outlines a plan for implementing changes in your own school. You'll learn how to accurately diagnose the current state of your school's academics and culture and create an action plan for the year ahead. The TLF is grounded in the latest research and case studies of the highest-gaining turnaround schools, and shows you the specific actions you can take to attract, retain, and support high-performing teachers; improve school culture; successfully involve parents and the community; and ultimately drive student success. New Leaders developed the UEF to pinpoint what schools achieving significant student academic gains were doing, and how they were doing it. This book provides a practical breakdown of the framework to help you begin leading these changes in your own school. Ensure rigorous goal- and data-driven teaching and learning Build and manage a high-performance faculty aligned to the school's vision Implement effective and efficient operations and systems Model the tone you would like to see from students and teachers school-wide By matching the needs of the school to effective principal actions and school practices, leaders can create a plan for transformational change.

Breakthrough Principals

Author: Jean Desravines
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118801172
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Bridge the achievement gap with proven strategies for student success Breakthrough Principals debunks the myth of the 'superhero' principal by detailing the common actions and practices of leaders at our nation's fastest-gaining public schools. Based on the authors' Transformational Leadership Framework, which they developed through in-depth study of more than 100 high-gaining, high-poverty schools, the book distills findings into a practical, action-focused plan for diagnosing school needs and implementing structures, systems and practices that accelerate student achievement. Brought to life by case studies of principals who have led dramatic gains in student achievement, the book is a how-to guide for increasing the quality of teaching and learning; improving school culture; attracting and supporting high-performing teachers; and involving parents and community to help students achieve. You'll learn how breakthrough principals make the school's mission a real part of both strategy and practice, and set up sustainable systems that support consistent, ongoing improvement. High-impact practices are organized into five broad categories: learning and teaching, school-wide culture, aligned staff, operations and systems, and personal leadership. The primary job of school leadership is to help students succeed. It begins with first recognizing and prioritizing areas of need, then finding and implementing the most effective solutions. Whether you work in a turn around environment, or want to make a good school better, this book will give you a set of concrete practices—illustrated through examples of real principals in real schools—that have been proven to work. Discover the primary drivers of student achievement Work toward the school's vision in staffing, operations, and systems Set the tone for all relationships and practices with good leadership Closing the achievement gap is a major goal of educational leadership, and principals are forever searching for viable methods that help them better serve their students. Breakthrough Principals unveils the details behind the success stories from across the nation to provide a roadmap to transformative gains.

Classroom Walkthroughs to Improve Teaching and Learning

Author: Donald S. Kachur
Publisher: Eye On Education
ISBN: 1596671335
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book demonstrates the many ways classroom walkthroughs can be used for continuous, systemic, long-range school improvement. Woven throughout the book are eighteen different models of walkthroughs that have been successfully implemented in schools across the country. An effective tool for improving teaching and learning, this book demonstrates that there is no "one-size-fits-all" walkthrough model. It shows you how to use classroom walkthroughs to meet the specific needs of your school.

The Principal as Professional Learning Community Leader

Author: Ontario Principals' Council
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412963138
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

The Principal s Guide to the First 100 Days of the School Year

Author: Shawn Joseph
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317924940
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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For veteran principals, new principals, and aspiring principals, this book is a valuable resource for building instructional momentum during the beginning of the school year. Educational leadership expert Shawn Joseph guides administrators through five key areas: Vision Instructional Leadership Politics Data Planning With detailed timelines, practical advice, and ready-to-use resources, Joseph explains the essential steps to leadership success that will continue throughout the school year. Supplemental Downloads available to book-buyers!