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, Mobi
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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.

Releasing Leadership Brilliance

Author: Simon T. Bailey
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506390412
Format: PDF, Kindle
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What separates good leaders from brilliant ones? How do you successfully move your school or district from mediocrity to brilliance? Drawing on their expertise in business and education, the authors provide a simple, sustainable framework that will help you overcome educational inertia to reach new heights of achievement. The authors use the forces of flight as a powerful metaphor: Weight: Reveal your Personal Brilliance through self-discovery Lift: Expand Leadership Brilliance through collaboration with all stakeholders Thrust: Drive Team Brilliance by encouraging smart risks and designing potent changes Momentum: Tap into Student Brilliance by unleashing imagination, resilience, and hope Download the free study guide at releasingleadershipbrilliance.com

Fighting for Change in Your School How to Avoid Fads and Focus on Substance

Author: Harvey Alvy
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416624139
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In this indispensable book for K–12 leaders, Harvey Alvy offers a thoughtful roadmap and guidance to help educators select, implement, and assess school- or districtwide initiatives that actually work. The book is filled with a wealth of resources—action checklists, principles to guide educators, and in-depth questions and protocols—for engaging in collaborative professional development activities that strengthen teaching and learning practices and improve student achievement. Alvy discusses in detail the six "red flags" that educators confront daily and a set of countervailing strategies (six practical guidelines) to pursue meaningful reforms, initiatives, and innovations: Red Flags * The Narrative Trap * Overpromising and Overloading * Minimizing the Enormous Difficulty of Implementation * Eyes off the Prize * Historical Amnesia * The Business “Solution” Guidelines * Building a Collaborative Learning Community * Effectively Using Human, Fiscal, and Material Resources * Respecting the Change Process * Sustaining a Coherent School Mission and Vision * Embracing Timeless and Eclectic Teaching Practices * Championing and Empowering the Underserved Selecting and implementing reforms, initiatives, and practices wisely is key if we truly want the best for our students--and skipping the necessary planning and forethought can be catastrophic. Fighting for Change in Your School: How to Avoid Fads and Focus on Substance is the book every educator needs to ensure the former and prevent the latter. The time to address these challenges is now.

Impact

Author: Christopher Colwell
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475811071
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book will examine how it is that some assistant principals achieve significance far beyond their job title. What are the behaviors, attributes, and skill sets that educational leaders are able to harness and use with great effect from the position of the assistant principal? What unique challenges and opportunities are presented to the assistant principal that are distinct from the position of the principal or classroom teacher?

Ten Traits of Highly Effective Teachers

Author: Elaine K. McEwan
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506318541
Format: PDF, Docs
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This user-friendly resource for administrators and teachers explores the ten characteristics that lead to success in the classroom, increased school morale, satisfied parents and eager, high-achieving students.

Promoting Your School

Author: Carolyn Warner
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9780803968981
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This is a proactive, up-to-date guide to the theory and practice of school public relations, countering the negative and promoting the positive.

Failure Is Not an Option

Author: Alan M. Blankstein
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452268274
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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New case studies, videos, and field-tested processes help educators build high-performing leadership teams and create a school culture that sustains success for every student.

Positive Classroom Management

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Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412937272
Format: PDF, ePub
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Illustrating applications across all K–12 grade levels, this third edition of a bestseller presents concrete strategies for creating a positive classroom environment for students and teachers alike.

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.