Sustaining Professional Learning Communities

Author: Alan M. Blankstein
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452284768
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Featuring contributions from top educators, the third volume of The Soul of Educational Leadership series examines leadership and moral choices and offers strategies for supporting professional learning communities.

Demystifying Professional Learning Communities

Author: Kristine Kiefer Hipp
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1607090511
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book offers information, examples and case studies to clarify the concept of a professional learning community, to respond to critical issues in schools, and to support educational leaders in addressing the important mandates of accountability and school improvement.

Building Sustainable Leadership Capacity

Author: Alan M. Blankstein
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452261121
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Bringing together a powerful group of leading educational thinkers, including Michael Fullan, Dennis Sparks, Linda Lambert, and Dean Fink, this volume examines how to sustain improvement through shared leadership.

Leading Professional Learning Communities

Author: Shirley M. Hord
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452294259
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Imagine all professionals in all schools engaged in continuous professional learning! Education experts Shirley M. Hord and William A. Sommers explore the school-based learning opportunities offered to school professionals and the principal's critical role in the creation, development, and support of an effective professional learning community (PLC). This book provides school leaders with readily accessible information to guide them in initiating and developing a PLC that supports teachers and students. Using field-tested examples, the text illustrates how this research-based school improvement model can help educators: Increase leadership capacity Embed professional development into daily work Create a positive school culture Develop accountability Boost student achievement

Spirituality in Educational Leadership

Author: Paul D. Houston
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 145229447X
Format: PDF
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With contributions from top leadership figures, this innovative and inspirational collection combines research and thought-provoking ideas for applying spiritual principles to administrative roles and responsibilities.

The Answer Is in the Room

Author: Alan M. Blankstein
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 141299876X
Format: PDF
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Best-selling author Alan M. Blankstein shares the results of his research with top educational experts and describes a five-step process of finding and scaling excellent practices within learning communities.

Facilitator s Guide to Failure Is Not an Option

Author: Alan M. Blankstein
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412981743
Format: PDF, ePub
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Aligning theory with practice, chapter-by-chapter activities and discussion questions examine the critical role of a strong learning community in implementing effective school reform, with a focus on Blanksteins six guiding principles:Common mission, vision, values, and goals Systems for prevention and intervention Collaborative teaming for teaching and learning Data-driven decision making and continuous improvement Active engagement from family and community Building sustainable leadership capacity With the Facilitators Guide to Failure Is NOT an Option™, you can effectively lead others through dialogue, reflection, and application of Blanksteins principles. It is an ideal resource for school principals, district administrators, teacher leaders, and educational policy makers, and perfect for groups of any size-pairs, small workshops, and large seminars.

Out of the Box Leadership

Author: Paul D. Houston
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 145229352X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In this handbook that combines research and reflective exercises, recognized experts discuss transformative leadership, leadership alternatives, improvements in school reform, and challenges in leadership roles.

Engaging EVERY Learner

Author: Alan M. Blankstein
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452284784
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Join today's most insightful thinkers as they explore the heart, mind, and soul of educational leadership! This concise volume offers educational leaders key concepts and strategies for framing discussions about closing the equity gap and ensuring high achievement for all learners. As the first volume in The Soul of Educational Leadership series, this unique collection presents: Contributions from Pedro Noguera, Thomas Guskey, Richard Farson, Alan Boyle, Antoinette Mitchell, Stephen G. Peters, Randall & Delores Lindsey, Karen Pittman & Merita Irby, and Alan M. Blankstein Thought-provoking ideas applicable to all schools, districts, and learning communities A complete index for browsing and referencing across topics

Starting a Movement

Author: Tom Hierck
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781936764662
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Starting a Movement: Building Culture From the Inside Out in Professional Learning Communities ignites the energy and purpose to support schools as they transform into professional learning communities (PLCs). Authors Kenneth C. Williams and Tom Hierck's authentic alignment model bridges the gulf between principles and practice to cultivate an environment where a PLC soars rather than stalls. This inspiring guide, aligned with the four foundational pillars of a PLC, will show K-12 educators, teachers, staff, and other stakeholders how their school can stay aligned with their mission and actually live the PLC vision.