The Principal s Companion

Author: Pam Robbins
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452287589
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The classic personal guide for principals, updated to address today’s challenges Of all the elements needed for a successful school, a competent, responsive and visionary principal may be the most important. And for over a decade, principals of all experience levels have turned to The Principal’s Companion for ideas, techniques and reflective opportunities that help them do their jobs better. The thoroughly updated fourth edition covers big-picture strategies and day-to-day tactics such as: The principal’s many roles Critical skills for effective leadership Honoring the school’s mission Working together to build a learning community Starting effectively and staying the course

Peer Coaching to Enrich Professional Practice School Culture and Student Learning

Author: Pam Robbins
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416620249
Format: PDF, Kindle
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How can educators work together more effectively to improve professional practice in a way that enhances student performance? The answer, says author Pam Robbins, involves combining collaborative activities and peer coaching—teachers supporting teachers. This book describes how any school can implement these proven practices and experience positive changes in teaching, school culture, and learning. Robbins explains how to develop a collaborative, learning-focused culture and build trust among colleagues; offers strategies for participating in difficult conversations that yield useful feedback; clarifies how to develop, sustain, and evaluate peer coaching efforts; and showcases exemplary peer coaching practices used in real schools. She also includes coaching tools, scenarios, process guidelines, and reflection questions that make it easier to transfer these ideas into a school setting. Peer coaching offers a job-embedded learning strategy; it’s a valuable structure for supporting schoolwide and districtwide priorities such as analyzing data, improving instruction, integrating technology, and implementing standards. In short, it creates an effective way to support the growth of every teacher and enrich learning processes in any school. Pam Robbins is a former teacher, coach, director of professional development, and school leader. She consults with high-performing and low-performing districts and designs and conducts workshops on leadership, school culture, organizational change, mentoring, and peer coaching.

99 Ways to Lead and Succeed

Author: Howard J. Bultinck
Publisher: Eye On Education
ISBN: 1596671181
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Veteran educators Howard J. Bultinck and Lynn H. Bush draw from their own experiences as principals and teachers to offer school leaders 99 lessons they've learned on the job and in daily life. With this book, principals, other administrators, and teacher leaders have a surefire head start on effective school leadership. 99 Ways to Lead and Succeed: Strategies and Stories for School Leaders provides workable insights on the daily life of a school leader, including ways to handle stress, communication tips, moral and ethnical approaches, and more. This handy guide is for all teacher leaders, principals, and administrators who seek to noticeably improve their personal and professional lives in the context of school leadership.

Collabortive Coaching Coach s Guide

Author: Susan Villani
Publisher: National Professional Resources Inc./Dude Publishing
ISBN: 1935609637
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Collaborative coaching is a process to enhance intentional practice and improve student learning and achievement. Building upon a foundation of mutual respect and inquiry, coaches support growth by asking questions that promote reflection, and in so doing they also learn about their own practice.This guide provides an overview of mindsets and skill sets essential to a successful coaching process. Susan Villani and Kathy Dunne provide practical information and effective strategies from the perspective of the “coach” on topics such as: * Dimensions of Success * The Coaching Cycle * Norms of Collaboration * Data Gathering * A Continuum of Coaching Behaviors A critically important resource in an era where teacher supervision/evaluation is in the process of being transformed.

Ten Traits of Highly Effective Schools

Author: Elaine K. McEwan
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452293074
Format: PDF, Docs
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Featuring helpful tools, authentic examples, teacher reflections, and more, this resource identifies the critical attributes of schools that enable all students to attain academic excellence.

Taking the Lead on Adolescent Literacy

Author: Nancy Dean
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412979803
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Directly linked with overall student achievement, graduation rates, and success in higher education, literacy is essential for reaching academic goals in a school or county. Adolescent literacy has become the focus of many school improvement efforts to meet the needs of secondary and high school students. Without the requisite expertise in literacy, administrators and other school leaders charged with literacy improvement initiatives need a systemic and sustained approach for improving student literacy and learning. Taking the Lead on Adolescent Literacy presents a concrete, user-friendly, and practical guide to developing, implementing, and monitoring a schoolwide or county-wide literacy action plan. Readers will find rubrics, tools, and processes developed and field-tested by the authors over more than 10 years of close work with schools across the country.

Teach Them ALL to Read

Author: Elaine K. McEwan
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 145227312X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Featuring vignettes, graphic organizers, instructional strategies, up-to-date research, and more, this updated bestseller helps educators understand the most effective ways to teach all students to read.

How to Deal With Teachers Who Are Angry Troubled Exhausted or Just Plain Confused

Author: Elaine K. McEwan
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452237182
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Use "Assertive Intervention" techniques to help difficult teachers become positive and energetic professionals! Managing difficult teachers effectively may be a principal’s most pressing challenge. In this research-based text, you will discover approaches that prove how even the most difficult teachers can become successful professionals. This indispensable handbook introduces Assertive Intervention techniques and shows principals how to improve daily interactions with troubled teachers. These strategies show how to: Confront difficult teachers calmly and confidently Conduct an Assertive Intervention Improve interactions with troublesome teachers Build a positive school culture