The Other Side of the Desk

Author: Janet Tareilo
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1607096668
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Other Side of the Desk explores the world of the principal with stories that capture readers' attention and moves them through the daily life of a school leader. Humorous and heart-wrenching memories fill each page as the author retells the stories that challenged her and affected her daily life as the principal of an elementary campus. Tareilo's experiences as a principal ranged from dealing with difficult teachers and parents to stories that will touch the lives of any educator. She reveals the working world of the principal in a clear, and sometimes frank, language with the intent to bolster and support newly positioned principals and reignite the leadership fire for those with many years of experience. From beginning to end, The Other Side of the Desk invites readers into a leadership experience that will have them laughing, crying, and believing that they too can make a difference in the lives of children.

Preparing Educators for Online Learning

Author: Stacy Hendricks
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475822510
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Designed for administrators and human resources professionals responsible for hiring educators, Preparing Educators for Online Learning offers a compelling look into the world of online educator preparation. As more and more educator preparation programs move part or all of their training online, hiring professionals need insight into the design and characteristics of quality online programs and how those translate into quality prospective employees. Framed by viewpoints and commentary from practicing administrators and HR specialists, as well as online professors and students, Preparing Educators for Online Learning , offers an explication of the components of a quality online program, research related to the effectiveness of online training, assessments for quality candidates, possible hiring guidelines and interview approaches, and commentary on the implications for educators, including higher education institutions and PK-12 schools, both now and going forward.

From the Other Side of the Desk

Author: Jay D. Fusaro
Publisher: Inspire on Purpose Books
ISBN: 9781941782217
Format: PDF, Kindle
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If you're in the market for a new job, you're probably also in the market for some sage advice on how to polish up your skills and differentiate yourself from the competition. From the Other Side of the Desk: A Practical Guide to Shortening Your Job Search by longtime hiring manager-turned-career coach Jay D. Fusaro tells readers the tough but inspiring truth: job offers are hard to get, but with carefully crafted tools and a whole lot of preparation, everyone can learn the skills they need to get a new job, and in less time than it usually takes.Jay's comprehensive advice applies to new college grads as well as displaced workers, veterans as well as CEOs, people wanting to move up in their current company, and those who wish to apply for their dream job in a brand new field.From the personal introduction to the playbook, from the bio to the résumé, from the interview to the offer, this book conveys the essential skills, tools, and techniques required to land the opportunity you seek.

You re the Principal Now What

Author: Jen Schwanke
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416622241
Format: PDF, ePub
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A principal’s job is astonishingly complex, and its competing demands can be overwhelming, especially in the first few years. In this book, Jen Schwanke, a principal herself, provides a mentor’s guidance to steer new principals through the period of adjustment and set the foundation for a long and rewarding career. The topics you wish your graduate program had covered are covered here—directly, practically, and without the jargon. Drawing on her own experience, Schwanke provides strategies for tackling the most common yet most daunting challenges of the principalship, including * Establishing productive professional relationships * Building and maintaining a positive school culture * Resolving conflict among staff and parents * Providing effective instructional leadership * Supporting students’ social-emotional needs * Conducting staff evaluations and delivering feedback * Keeping up with district, state, and federal mandates * Managing the facility and the budget * Providing focused and effective professional development * Prioritizing responsibilities * Learning from student and schoolwide data * Planning for growth and change * Working through behavior and discipline issues * Hiring high-quality teachers and supporting new ones * Leading effective meetings * Maintaining balance The standalone chapters provide easy access to the solutions you need for the situations you face. Along with real-life scenarios and critical tips for success, you’ll find helpful models of what to do, what to say, and how to say it. This book is a source for ideas any time you encounter a problem and think, “Now what?” It’s the beginning of an ongoing conversation about the wonderful and rewarding work of being a principal.

A Child Called It

Author: Dave Pelzer
Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.
ISBN: 0757396070
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book chronicles the unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played tortuous, unpredictable games--games that left him nearly dead. He had to learn how to play his mother's games in order to survive because she no longer considered him a son, but a slave; and no longer a boy, but an "it." Dave's bed was an old army cot in the basement, and his clothes were torn and raunchy. When his mother allowed him the luxury of food, it was nothing more than spoiled scraps that even the dogs refused to eat. The outside world knew nothing of his living nightmare. He had nothing or no one to turn to, but his dreams kept him alive--dreams of someone taking care of him, loving him and calling him their son.