Schools Where Teachers Lead

Author: John Bell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317926668
Format: PDF, ePub
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Develop shared leadership and teacher leadership in your school with the real-world, on-the-job ideas in this book. Principals and other leaders will embrace the practical "Lead Now" and "Do Now" strategies as they improve their own skills and promote shared leadership among their staff. Shared leadership is a process in which multiple staff members lead the learning within a school. With the knowledge that instructional leadership is the primary engine behind teacher effectiveness, the authors demonstrate how to support classroom practices that raise student achievement.

Primary School Leadership in Context

Author: Geoff Southworth
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415303965
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In this important new book, Geoff Southworth, a leading researcher in headship, specifically addresses how school size impacts on the role of the headteacher.

Teaching Leaders to Lead Teachers

Author: Saran Donahoo
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0762314613
Format: PDF, Docs
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TEACHING LEADERS TO LEAD TEACHERS: EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION IN THE ERA OF CONSTANT CRISIS In the 21st century, the perceived crisis in how schools educate students significantly influences the decision of teachers to move into administrative positions as well as their ability to succeed once they take on these positions. Influenced by the media, the community and the teacher's lounge, many good educators are increasingly unwilling or simply unprepared to make the jump into school leadership and management. This book addresses some of the issues that affect school leadership by providing insights into the current state of educational administration in the hope of demystifying or dismissing some of the popular assumptions regarding what really takes place in the administration office. In doing so, this text examines topics related to the preparation and training of prospective administrators, factors that affect the process of leading in learning environments and perspectives on the state and structure of school leadership research and development.

Igniting Teacher Leadership

Author: William Sterrett
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416621776
Format: PDF, ePub
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William Sterrett serves as an associate professor and program coordinator at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. Previously, as a principal in Virginia, Sterrett received the 2008 Milken National Educator Award. Sterrett earned his B.S. in Middle Grades Education from Asbury College (Kentucky) and his Ph.D. in Educational Administration & Supervision from the University of Virginia, and he is the author of the ASCD books Insights Into Action: Successful School Leaders Share What Works and Short on Time: How do I make time to lead and learn as a principal?

The Art of School Leadership

Author: Thomas R. Hoerr
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416602291
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Discusses the importance of strong interpersonal skills to a successful leader and shares strategies for leading students, faculty, and parents in a productive and accountable school.

The Coach Approach to School Leadership

Author: Jessica Johnson
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416623884
Format: PDF, Docs
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Three coaching and leadership experts explore how using instructional coaching techniques enables principals to balance learning leadership with their evaluative and supervisory duties.

Developing Teacher Leaders

Author: Frank Crowther
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412963745
Format: PDF
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With five new case studies, this revised edition shows principals and staff developers how to collaborate with teachers in fostering, developing, and supporting teacher leadership.

Developing Successful Leadership

Author: Brent Davies
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789048191062
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Research has shown that school leadership is second only to classroom teaching in its effect on pupil learning. As the demands on management teams become ever more complex, this volume offers a fresh and expansive view on the challenges to be met in developing a leadership career. With contributions from some of the most accomplished commentators on school leadership and management from around the world, this book moves away from the simple ‘how to’ of becoming a principal, focusing instead on the wider issues of becoming a successful leader. The central aim has been to assemble powerful statements from international authorities that encapsulate leading-edge thinking on a group of interconnected themes based on the notion of developing successful leadership in, and beyond, schools. In so doing the text examines strategies for existing leaders developing their full capacity as well as enhancing the skills of those new to, or aspiring to, a leadership role. The chapters contributed by a carefully selected group of leading educationalists present insights on a number of central themes, including: developing new skill sets in leadership, the ethical and moral dimensions of leading an organisation, Leadership for instructional and pedagogical success, developing leadership capacity and capability through strategic activity. Rather than taking a technical approach of how to undertake the managerial or administrative tasks, the authors seek instead to develop critical leadership perspectives and skills, with chapters on vitally important topics such as strategies for maximizing the potential of the leadership team as a whole. They draw not only upon the literature in the field of educational leadership but also a wider literature in the field of business and management. This diversity of perspective ensures this book’s appeal to a broad international readership.

Successful Middle Leadership in Secondary Schools

Author: Peter Fleming
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131770147X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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With so much now expected of middle leaders in schools, this book aims to help those in middle leadership positions to become more confident and effective in their roles. It systematically considers every aspect of the role including team building, raising standards, holding others to account and managing change. With a wealth of practical guidance, the book covers the essential skills needed by middle leaders such as managing meetings, conducting difficult conversations and development planning while also offering insights into why some middle leaders are so much more effective than others. Covering all aspects of middle leadership, features include: an analysis of different leadership styles case studies written by current middle leaders in schools reflection and action points throughout This book is essential reading for secondary school teachers who are about to become middle leaders and need guidance on how to get to grips with the role. It will also be of value to existing middle leaders who want to improve their performance and effectiveness.

If You Want to Lead Not Just Manage

Author: Dennis R. Dunklee
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9780761976479
Format: PDF
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This resource tells you what the Masters programs don't—about the personalities and value systems that school leaders need to succeed.