The Brain and Strengths Based School Leadership

Author: Sheryl G. Feinstein
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452238979
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Build on your staff’s strengths for optimized leadership Best-selling author Sheryl G. Feinstein demonstrates how educational leaders can apply a popular business prototype of leadership strengths and the latest brain research to lead effectively. Her new book, co-authored by veteran administrator and instructional leader Robert W. Kiner, outlines four leadership styles—executer, relationship builder, influencer, and strategic thinker—and shows how to capitalize on them to: Create a positive school culture Mentor and supervise teachers Keep track of standardized testing Foster community partnerships Use data to inform curriculum and instruction The authors link current cognitive research with the challenges of educational leadership to make clear the links between neural wiring, learning, and leading.

Collaborative School Leadership

Author: Ron Nash
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475800584
Format: PDF, ePub
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In Collaborative School Leadership, Nash and Hwang provide administrators with clear and focused ideas on making the most of collaborative leadership while on the path to continuous improvement. Recognizing that classroom instruction is at the core of any plan of improvement, this book looks at the role and nature of powerful building-level professional development. Nash and Hwang provide answers to critical questions: As part of a school s improvement efforts, what is non-negotiable? What are some barriers to progress, and how can they be overcome or removed? How can building administrators help teachers improve instruction? An extensive appendix provides principals and teacher leaders with ten lessons and an entire chapter is devoted to the kind of formative support that building administrators can provide in the pursuit of student progress. Finally, Nash and Hwang elaborate on the whole decision-making process, and differentiate between the kind of independent and interdependent reflection that is part of the relentless pursuit of continuous improvement at the building level."

From the Brain to the Classroom The Encyclopedia of Learning

Author: Sheryl Feinstein
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610695402
Format: PDF, Docs
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Supplying a foundation for understanding the development of the brain and the learning process, this text examines the physical and environmental factors that influence how we acquire and retain information throughout our lives. The book also lays out practical strategies that educators can take directly into the classroom. • Covers a wide range of topics written by educationists, psychologists, and neuroscientists who are all experts in their field • Provides meaningful instructional strategies that can be applied in the real world to improve educators' results • Examines the brain through the human lifespan—prenatal, early childhood, childhood, adolescence, adult, and old age—in order to supply a comprehensive look at how neuroscience can be applied to improve learning at all stages of maturity • Addresses cognitive neuroscience findings as they relate to special education students—invaluable information for educators who work with this important group of learners

Strength based Teaching

Author: Tim Carman
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 9781578861781
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Written to provide a school community with the knowledge to successfully close the achievement gap, this book is ideal for the undervalued staff and the shadow kids that are threatened by the prospect of school failure.

Your Brain and Business

Author: Srinivasan S. Pillay M.D.
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 9780132614245
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Harvard psychiatrist and executive coach Srinivasan S. Pillay illuminates the rapidly-emerging links between modern brain science and the corner office. What does neuroscience have to do with leadership? Everything. In Your Brain and Business: The Neuroscience of Great Leaders, Phillay discusses recent advances in brain science and neuroimaging and how they can dramatically improve the way leaders work with colleagues to drive successful change. As the brain is increasingly examined in the context of personal and organizational development, remarkable insights are being uncovered: insights that are leading to powerful new strategies for improving business execution. Pillay reveals six ways that brain science can be used by today’s executives, and presents new interventions for coaches who want to help their clients overcome common leadership problems. Discover how to: Use positive, “strengths-based” approaches to encourage the brain to learn Encourage more effective relationships through the fascinating neuroscience of social intelligence Promote innovation and intuition, and overcome intangible vulnerabilities in leaders’ brains Transform the “idea” of change into crisp, timely execution Leaders and coaches worldwide are already applying this knowledge to dramatically improve personal performance. Now, with Pillay’s help, everyone can.

Teach With Your Strengths

Author: Rosanne Liesveld
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1595620060
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Shows teachers how to avoid the pitfalls that lead to mediocrity and includes real-life examples of how great teachers use their strengths to solve problems, battle bureaucracy, and reach all of their students.

Handbook of Strengths Based Clinical Practices

Author: Jeffrey K Edwards
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317484231
Format: PDF, Kindle
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An interdisciplinary handbook about strengths-based clinical practices, this book finds the common factors in specific models from social work, psychology, and counseling. The book ends with a grounded theory informed method that pulls together what each of the chapters report, and posits a theory based on that work. Comprised of 23 chapters and written by leaders in the human services fields, Handbook of Strengths-Based Clinical Practices shows how professionals and students can facilitate change and resiliency in those with whom they work.

Spotlighting the Strengths of Every Single Student Why U S Schools Need a New Strengths Based Approach

Author: Elsie Jones-Smith
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313391548
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book explains how a teaching system focused on identifying and stoking each student's strengths—rather than concentrating on deficits—can bring remarkable academic improvement and achievement. • Contains 25 teaching strategies that are part of the strength-based program • Offers powerful vignettes to illustrate key points

Mindfulness Based Strategic Awareness Training

Author: Juan Humberto Young
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111893797X
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Mindfulness-Based Strategic Awareness Training: A Complete Program for Leaders and Individuals is the first book to link mindfulness training and positive psychology to the leadership, strategy and management issues faced by individuals and organizations. Sets out a complete program in Mindfulness-based Strategic Awareness Training (MBSAT), a new form of strengths-based business mindfulness training which enhances participants’ ability to perceive opportunities, adapt and grow Draws on research from neuroscience, positive psychology, behavioural finance and management to show how leaders, managers and individuals can build and maintain more resonant relationships and adapt to constant change Includes real-life vignettes, specific instructions and a wealth of resources designed to guide experiential learning including background information, exercises, guidelines, hand-outs, graphics, and guided audio meditations Mindfulness training is increasingly used in organizational contexts – the author is a pioneer in designing and delivering training that applies mindfulness and positive psychology to the strategic challenges of management and business Reviews by Experts This book is important for all who seek to lead organizations, showing how mindfulness can be combined with the findings from positive psychology for the benefit of all. The book is not just good theory. It also provides a step-by-step practical program to cultivate a balance between motivation for outcomes on the one hand, and compassion toward self and others on the other. Here are skills that can be learned; skills that can truly inspire and sustain wise leadership. Mark Williams, Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Oxford, was also the Founding Director of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre. Now Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Psychiatry of Oxford University. Author of “Mindfulness: An Eight week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World”, Co-author with Zindel V. Segal and John Teasdale of “Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression” and author and co-author of a series other standard works in the field of mindfulness In today’s disruptive times, it is happy and loyal customers that count. This rich and practical book provides an exceptionally smart learning tool to help consumers make mindful decisions that lead to happiness. And for any leader and manager it is a key reading for making wise business and marketing decisions that create value. Bernd Schmitt, Ph.D., Professor, Columbia Business School, New York. Author of “Experiential Marketing: How to Get Consumers to Sense, Fell, Think and Act, Relate to your Company and Brands.” and “Happy Customers Everywhere: How Your Business Can Profit from the Insights of Positive Psychology.” Juan Humberto Young is the first to integrate positive psychology and mindfulness with a results-oriented focus on business strategy. In today’s ever-changing organizations, leaders need clarity and flexibility to adapt and succeed. Built on leading-edge science, this book offers a step-by-step program that will light your path not only to greater strategic awareness but also to greater well-being. Barbara L. Fredrickson, Ph.D., Kenan, Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Author of the two bestsellers “Positivity: Top-Notch Research Reveals the Upward Spiral That Will Change Your Life.” and “Love 2.0: Finding Happiness and Health in Moments of Connection”. Juan Humberto Young integrates mindfulness practices, positive psychology, and extensive business experience to design a practical training program that improves personal and professional decision-making. This book offers tools to make decisions that increase subjective well-being because the sources of much unhappiness are poor decisions. For business leaders, lawyers, negotiators, and everyone who wants to improve their quality of life, this book presents a path to achieve the capacity of strategic awareness, consisting of mental lucidity, emotional clarity, and bodily awareness, which results in skillful decision-making. This book provides readers an ideal way to find happiness, personal balance, and professional success. Peter H. Huang, J.D. Ph.D., Professor and DeMuth Chair of Business Law, University of Colorado Law School. The author of numerous articles integrating Positive Psychology, Mindfulness and Law.

Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration A K

Author: Fenwick W. English
Publisher:
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration presents the most recent theories, research, terms, concepts, ideas, and histories on educational leadership and school administration as taught in preparation programs and practiced in schools and colleges today. With more than 600 entries, written by more than 200 professors, graduate students, practitioners, and association officials, the two volumes of this encyclopedia represent the most comprehensive knowledge base of educational leadership and school administration that has, as yet, been compiled.