The New Instructional Leadership

Author: Rose M. Ylimaki
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136284311
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Co-published with UCEA, this exciting new textbook is the first to tackle the ISLLC Standard 2—Instructional Leadership. In light of recent curriculum reforms, accountability policies, and changing demographics, today’s leaders must not only have expertise in culture building and supervision skills, but also in adult learning, cultural funds of knowledge, curriculum, and the role of politics. The New Instructional Leadership helps aspiring school leaders examine their beliefs and practices about instructional leadership in relation to ISLLC Standard 2 and provides the theory, learning experiences, and analytical tools for effective leadership in today’s world. Chapters cover issues of collaboration, curricular programming, motivation, supervision, accountability, capacity building, use of technology, monitoring, and evaluation. Special Features: Case Studies—encourage readers to reflect and actively engage with instructional leadership beliefs and practices. Fieldwork and Extended Reflections—a range of inquiry activities provide students with opportunities to consider problems of practice related to the standard. Strategies for Leaders—offers students practical and accessible ideas in order to transform their practice to address the complex challenges facing contemporary schools. Theoretically grounded and research-based, this unique volume will help aspiring and current leaders to understand instructional leadership and help them to sustain strong curricular and instructional programs in their increasingly diverse schools and communities.

A Commonsense Approach to Educational Leadership

Author: Robert H. Palestini
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1610487486
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Leaders and aspiring leaders are constantly searching for role models who are successful in placing leadership theory into effective practice. This book identifies ten such role models whose heroic leadership behavior is analyzed in order to reveal what particular abilities and skills made them successful and how those attributes can be applied to one s own leadership practice, whether that be as a classroom teacher, a principal, or a superintendent of schools."

Leadership Lessons from Comprehensive School Reforms

Author: Joseph Murphy
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9780761978466
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Armed with the information contained in this painstakingly researched and brilliantly edited book, the modern educator will be well prepared to rethink the educational process, ready to discover and encourage the leaders of tomorrow.

Lead Follow or Get Out of the Way

Author: Robert D. Ramsey
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483351653
Format: PDF, Docs
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Best-selling author Robert Ramsey gives you just what you need to avoid "simply managing" and to become a true leader instead!

The Handbook for Teaching Leadership

Author: Scott Snook
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412990947
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The last twenty-five years have witnessed an explosion in the field of leadership education. This volume brings together leading international scholars across disciplines to chronicle the current state of leadership education and establish a solid foundation on which to grow the field. It encourages leadership educators to explore and communicate more clearly the theoretical underpinnings and conceptual assumptions on which their approaches are based. It provides a forum for the discussion of current issues and challenges in the field and examines the above objectives within the broader perspective of rapid changes in technology, organizational structure, and diversity.

Lead with Humility

Author: Jeffrey A. Krames
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 0814449123
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When Fortune announced its list of the World’s Greatest Leaders, the top spot was awarded—not to a captain of industry—but to the new pontiff. In the year since his election, Pope Francis earned that accolade…and more. He has achieved the remarkable: breathed life into an aging institution, reinvigorated a global base, and created real hope for the future. How did a man who spent his life laboring in slums far from the Vatican manage to do this and so quickly? The answer lies in his humility—and the simple principles that spring from it. Lead with Humility explores 12 of these principles and shows how leaders and managers can adapt them for the workplace with equally impressive results. They include: Don’t stand over your employees—sit down with them • Avoid insularity • Don’t judge—assess • Take care of people, not lobbies • Go where you are needed • Temper ideology with pragmatism • Don’t change—reinvent! • The boldest course can be the most prudent • And more Pope Francis’s ability to inspire the world is unprecedented in modern times. Lead with Humility reveals the power of his methods, and helps anyone lead with grace and greater authenticity.

Transforming school leadership and management to support student learning and development

Author: Edward T. Joyner
Publisher: Corwin Pr
ISBN: 9781412905107
Format: PDF
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Meets "the highest standard of evidence" for comprehensive school reforms that improve student achievement. Review of Educational Research, 2003 "A unique feature of James Comer's school improvement is the comprehensiveness of his ecological approach. It necessarily involves all of the key players in each individual school setting and provides guidelines for their interaction. . . .The domain of educational change is not without good ideas, but it is rare to find them translated into the substance and strategies necessary to getting them into school practices. This handbook will help enormously to keep alive what James Comer and his colleagues have so carefully crafted over the years." John I. Goodlad, President Institute for Educational Inquiry The tried, tested, and true approach to school leadership using consensus, collaboration, and no-fault problem solving! For more than 35 years, the Yale School Development Program (SDP) has been pioneering the Comer Process for planned change in schools. From initial planning and preparation, through foundation building, transformation, institutionalization, and renewal, the Comer Process provides school leaders with a comprehensive and effective framework for transforming their schools and districts into learning communities that support the growth and development of every child and every adult. Combining research; evidence-based best practices; essential tools for planning, data analysis, assessment, and program evaluation, and a generous collection of sample letters, sample presentations, charts, tables, and graphics, Transforming School Leadership and Management to Support Student Learning and Development offers educators a state-of-the-art guide to: Identifying the problems the school wants to solve through reform efforts Designing a comprehensive school plan that includes assessment, modification, and staff development Using facilitators to model excellence and to promote team approaches Using teams for school planning and management, student and staff support, and promoting parent/family involvement and community investment in schools Training for teaming skills that support and develop consensus decision making Implementing and sustaining the school's transformation into an effective and efficient operating system that supports student and staff growth and development Transforming School Leadership and Management to Support Student Learning and Development is sure to be the essential resource for every school leader charged with creating schools, districts, and communities that foster the healthy development of young people and challenge them to the highest academic standards.