The School Board Fieldbook

Author: Mark Van Clay
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 193676590X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Take a reader-friendly tour through the responsibilities and challenges of being a school board member. Written by experienced, award-winning administrators, The School Board Fieldbook gives practical guidance on how to best work with school administrators and staff to create and fulfill a shared vision of school system excellence. This clear, concise book helps new board members understand the difference between their expectations and actual duties.

The Superintendent s Fieldbook

Author: James Harvey
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483306399
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Guidance for ever-changing challenges, success through improved effectiveness Equip yourself to face the demands of a superintendent with this practical guide for new and veteran district leaders. Understanding leadership and budgets is only one piece of a pie that has grown to include privatization, performance-based teacher compensation, technology, and global comparisons like PISA. Based on research with 300 superintendents, this new edition is your touchstone for practical advice on how to: Survive on the job Bargain like a pro Work with your school board Tackle the achievement gap Explain to the public what's right with American schools

Effective Superintendent School Board Practices

Author: Rene S. Townsend
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483360067
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Superintendents and board members are provided real-life vignettes highlighting challenges and successes, information on building relationships and managing conflict, and reflective practice questions and self-assessment.

Aligning School Districts as PLCs

Author: Mark Van Clay
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1935543415
Format: PDF, ePub
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In order for a professional learning community to achieve its full potential, all levels districtwide must align with the three big ideas: ensuring a focus on learning, building a collaborative culture, and establishing a results orientation. This book breaks down the complex process of aligning the work of central office staff, building leadership, and teachers to increase student achievement.

So Now You re the Superintendent

Author: John Eller
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452294208
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Addressing common issues such as transitions, culture changes, finances, staff supervision, and team building, this guide offers strategies for the crucial first years of the superintendency.

What They Don t Tell You in Schools of Education about School Administration

Author: John A. Black
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810842960
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Possibly the all-time best-selling book on school administration. It has been reprinted many times, and has sold tens of thousands of copies. Highly praised in reviews, it is an assigned texts in many graduate education courses on school administration. Like no other book on this subject written before, it is about swimming with the sharks and surviving.

It s Inevitable

Author: James D. Parry Ph. D.
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781477605493
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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It's inevitable: Customized Teaching and Learning presents practical and powerful next steps on the road to Mass Customized Learning (MCL), the compelling 21st Century vision for schools put forward by the co-authors of the recent and highly-regarded book titled inevitable. Co-authors Schwahn and McGarvey challenge the decades-old status quo of familiar school structures such as grade levels, bell schedule, desks in rows, and class periods. They put forward a vision which restructures schools and maximizes current technologies for a learner-centered approach to education. Now comes the fieldbook, or how-to guide, with a rich collection of practical resources and insights to support school leaders with implementation of the vision. The fieldbook empowers school leaders to “ramp in” to the vision of customization by capitalizing on initiatives with momentum already happening in their respective schools. The fieldbook work, led by James Parry in collaboration with Schwahn and McGarvey, empowers school leaders with tools and processes to guide and facilitate implementation activities productively. A comprehensive yet succinct rubric for customized teaching and learning serves as a self-assessment tool as well as a discussion tool for building shared understanding about the vision. A book study tool provides provocative and insightful questions for each chapter of inevitable. A description of a robust technology infrastructure positions school leaders with essential information for planning. Or, a sampling of schools pursuing customization demonstrates a range of entry points for making progress with the MCL vision. Subtitled “A Fieldbook For and From the Field,” It's inevitable: Customized Teaching and Learning is authored and edited by a team of respected education leaders and practitioners with K-16 experience. The fieldbook resources are designed to equip school leaders for responding productively to the opportunity presented by the vision of customization. Also, each fieldbook resource includes a “story” which reflects firsthand experience from the field. Thus, the fieldbook projects the views of knowledgeable and skilled practitioners via a friendly, practical, hands-on approach.The fieldbook is organized around four crucial and interconnected topics: Leadership, Teaching and Learning, Human Resources, and Technology Resources. Importantly, the fieldbook includes numerous resources for each topic. Efficiently, the resources are presented in a consistent format so users can readily note the purpose, audience, rationale, and content.A “readiness” for It's Inevitable: Customized Teaching and Learning is reflected in the observation of Rob Monson, Past President of the National Association of Elementary School Principals. He states: “For good reason, inevitable has captured my attention and the attention of other leaders on the national scene. The vision of MCL is profound in that it is so obvious and logical. Foremost, it responds to the needs of learners. Crucially, the vision offers direction for education stakeholders. As a result, the premise and timing of the fieldbook are ideal for taking meaningful next steps with implementation.”A similar theme is echoed by inevitable co-author Chuck Schwahn: “Inevitable has proven the MCL vision to be most desirable. It's Inevitable: Customized Teaching and Learning shows it to be doable. Desirable and Doable make the MCL vision an obvious “go” for schools.”