The Principal s Guide to Managing Communication

Author: E. Joseph Schneider
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483361446
Format: PDF, Docs
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Develop a successful communication strategy that reaches all members of the school community so that everything else has a chance to work as planned.

Understanding How Students Learn

Author: P. Karen Murphy
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483361306
Format: PDF
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In this overview of educational research, the authors provide guiding principles for developing a learner-centered approach that enables all students to learn at high levels.

Ethical Leadership in Schools

Author: Kenneth A. Strike
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452280819
Format: PDF
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This invaluable resource explores situations that principals are likely to encounter and presents questions and issues to help them confront difficult ethical dilemmas.

The Principal s Guide to Managing School Personnel

Author: Richard D. Sorenson
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452295506
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A comprehensive guide to building successful relationships with all school personnel! Ideal for practicing and aspiring principals, this in-depth resource presents policies, procedures, and techniques for managing faculty and support staff and creating effective work environments. The authors provide case studies, strategies, and reflective exercises in each chapter to help administrators evaluate their schools and practices. Based on ISLLC and ELCC standards for school leadership, this book covers: Shaping school culture to promote shared ownership of the school’s vision Recruiting, selecting, and retaining qualified personnel Effective communication and conflict resolution Handling challenging situations such as supervising marginal employees and addressing grievances

The Principal s Guide to Curriculum Leadership

Author: Richard D. Sorenson
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412980801
Format: PDF
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This guide walks headteachers through the curriculum development and renewal process with a focus on integrating standards. Includes case studies, activities, and curriculum models.

The Principal s Guide to Time Management

Author: Richard D. Sorenson
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506340822
Format: PDF, Docs
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Make the most of your time—and your leadership Is your school’s vision getting buried under paperwork? If you spend more time picking up pieces than putting them together, this is your book. Written by seasoned school principals, this plan of action will get you back to the essence of your job: instructional leadership. By using educational technology to maximize efficiency, you’ll improve teaching, student achievement, resource management, and school culture. This comprehensive guide features: Easy-to-follow, single-topic chapters Standards–based scenarios and questions Time-management self-assessments Easily adaptable experiential exercises Strategies for battling the “silent time thief”

The Clarity Series Community Based Learning

Author: Holly A. Prast
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483344509
Format: PDF, Docs
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To fully prepare K-12 students for life and career, connect with your community! Benefit from the triple win of community-based learning—meaningful curriculum, engaged students, and stronger local partnerships for education. This helpful guide shows readers how to create a thriving program, including: Implementing a high-quality, sustainable initiative that bridges academic disciplines Forging rewarding relationships with local partners, from major employers to small businesses and community groups Recognizing and overcoming common barriers to program effectiveness, while making the best use of resources and time Applying best practices from today’s community-based learning programs, illustrated by case studies and examples

The School Leader s Guide to Professional Learning Communities at Work

Author: Richard DuFour
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1935543385
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Are you a K–8 principal ready to implement the PLC at WorkTM process? Two experienced practitioners show you how to explore the critical components needed to lay the foundation of a PLC, including how to develop a structure that supports collaborative teams, how to focus on effective monitoring strategies, how to reflect on your communication effectiveness, and more.

Avoiding Burnout

Author: Barbara L. Brock
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9780761978077
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Best-selling authors, Brock and Grady, turn their expert attention to administrator burnout and how to overcome it, including practical information on stress triggers and response mechanisms.

Gardening in the Minefield

Author: Laurel J. Schmidt
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325004761
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Seasoned educator Laurel Schmidt tells it like it is about a principal's daily life. From the nitty gritty of hiring, evaluating, and firing staff, to navigating the intricacies of school politics, and managing crises in the glare of the media, she provides a long overdue tool to take control of your life as a school administrator. Schmidt combines insight and humor with use-this-now practicality as she details creative strategies for surviving the daily grind, while honing your vision of a school that works