The Essentials of School Leadership

Author: Brent Davies
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446260011
Format: PDF, Docs
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Building on the success of the first edition, this book provides a focused up-to-date introduction to the current themes and dimensions of educational leadership through contributions from some of the leading authors in the field. Each chapter introduces the reader to a key aspect of leadership. This new edition has been fully updated to include recent developments, new chapter summaries and further reading, and a new chapter on Developing Leadership. Written in an accessible style, this book is essential reading for school leaders who wish to have a better understanding of their leadership role. It is also suitable for Masters/Doctoral students worldwide, and will give those on professional development courses a valuable insight into school leadership.

Leading with Focus

Author: Mike Schmoker
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416621369
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In his 2011 ASCD best-seller Focus: Elevating the Essentials to Radically Improve Student Learning, author Mike Schmoker described a fresh pproach to K-12 teaching built on three core elements: a focused and coherent curriculum; clear, prioritized lessons; and purposeful reading and writing, or authentic literacy. Now, in Leading with Focus, he shows administrators, principals, and other education leaders how to apply his model to the work of running schools and districts. In this companion to his previous book, Schmoker offers * An overview of the case for simple, focused school and district leadership--demonstrating its power for vastly improving the work of teachers and leaders. * Examples of real schools and districts that have embraced focused leadership--and the incredible results for student learning. * A practical, flexible, and easy-to-follow implementation guide for ensuring focused leadership in schools and districts. All students deserve to learn in schools where educators eschew distractions and superfluous activities to concentrate on what’s most important. To that end, this book is an essential resource for leaders ready to streamline their practice and focus their efforts on radically improving student learning.

Lean Essentials for School Leaders

Author: Shannon Flumerfelt
ISBN: 9780988244511
Format: PDF
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This book is a foundational introduction to the application of lean for school administrators. Five lean essentials, paired combinations of lean tools and concepts, are described in detail within the context of typical leadership practice. The book deals with familiar problems in schools today, such as with handling instructional remediation, aligning instructional delivery to mission, conducting special education budget reductions, evaluating administrators, and standardizing instructional best practice in reading. Regardless of the problems faced by school leaders, the book highlights how lean concepts and tools are particularly helpful in engaging employees, achieving outstanding results and sustaining continuous improvement.

The School Leader s Guide to Special Education

Author: Margaret J. McLaughlin
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1935542834
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Special education is often a confusing and expensive consideration of running a school. You have IEPs and BIPs in place, but are they really working? Find a refresher on the key legal rights of students with disabilities, along with methods for designing and implementing IEPs and BIPs that work, approaches to creating effective instruction and assessment practices, and opportunities for inclusion in the general education classroom.

RESULTS Coaching

Author: Kathryn Kee
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412986745
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This resource offers “coach-leaders” tools and strategies for guiding staff to continuously grow and improve, maximize their potential, and create productive school cultures.

The School Leader s Guide to Grading

Author: Ken O'Connor
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1935542516
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Ensure your school’s grading procedures are supportive of learning, accurate, meaningful, and consistent. Discover how the “seven essential Ps” can improve your effectiveness in supporting assessment and communicating student achievement. You will also learn how to avoid inaccurate grades caused by penalties for lateness or academic dishonesty; extra credit; group rather than individual work; and marking down for attendance.

Everything School Leaders Need to Know About Assessment

Author: W. James Popham
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 141297979X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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With plain language and practical examples, Popham covers key understandings for school leaders, including validity, formative assessment, interpreting test results, instructional sensitivity, and more.

The Assistant Principal

Author: L. David Weller
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9780761977940
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This first-of-its-kind work addresses the needs of students, instructors, and practitioners, helping new, experienced, and prospective assistant principals develop the skills they need most.

Responsive School Discipline

Author: Chip Wood
Publisher: Center for Responsive Schools, Inc.
ISBN: 1892989433
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Bring positive behavior to your school through strong, consistent, and positive discipline. In Responsive School Discipline two experienced administrators offer practical strategies for building a safe, calm, and respectful school-strategies based on deep respect for children and for staff. Each chapter targets one key discipline issue and starts with a checklist of action steps. For comprehensive discipline reform, go through the chapters in order. For help with a particular challenge, go right to the chapter you need.

Strategic Communications for School Leaders

Author: Vicki Gunther
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442209429
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Strategic Communications for School Leaders highlights the myriad challenges and land mines faced by educational leaders, as well as the onslaught of opportunities to be misrepresented or misunderstood."-Fred Brill, superintendent, Lafayette School District, Lafayette, California. --Book Jacket.