The School Board Fieldbook

Author: Mark Van Clay
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 193676590X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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

The Collaborative Leadership Fieldbook

Author: David D. Chrislip
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0787966835
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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When the landmark book Collaborative Leadership was first publishedin 1994, it described the premise, principles, and leadershipcharacteristics of successful collaboration. The book outlined aninnovative way of building partnerships to solve the civic problemstoo big for anyone to solve alone as well as a new type ofleadership that brings together diverse stakeholders to solve acommunity's problems. While that book provides a much-neededframework for working together, The Collaborative LeadershipFieldbook offers nonprofit practitioners, community leaders, andpublic officials a practical, hands-on resource. It presents thetools needed for applying the lessons learned, powerful approachesthat get results, and guidance for solving complex communityproblems. In clear and concise terms, the Fieldbook * Presents a wide range of tools and concepts that can be readilyapplied * Provides a comprehensive guide to collaboration from conceptionto implementation * Describes how to establish effective civic leadership developmentprograms to support collaborative efforts * Contains stories and examples that clearly illustrate the book'sconcepts and tools * Helps readers find-quickly and easily-what they need for theirspecific situations

The Whole Faculty Study Groups Fieldbook

Author: Dale W. Lick
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 148337470X
Format: PDF, ePub
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In this practical guide, an experienced group of contributors provide concrete strategies and real-world examples for implementing this highly successful design for professional learning communities.

The New Principal s Fieldbook

Author: Pamela Robbins
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 087120858X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A guide for first year principals discusses such topics as reading a school culture, determining whether students are engaged in quality work, and teacher involvement in meaningful professional development.

Getting Serious About the System

Author: D'Ette Cowan
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452205116
Format: PDF, ePub
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This fieldbook's multidimensional approach to raising student achievement offers strategies for aligning curriculum, instruction, and assessment to state and Common Core State Standards.

The policy governance fieldbook

Author: Caroline Oliver
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Inc Pub
ISBN: 9780787943660
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Until John Carver came along, there was little guidance on how to run a board. Carver filled the void by crafting a rational framework built around four principles: accountability, servant-leadership, clarity of group values, and empowerment. Boards worldwide have since adopted Carver's model. This book examines 11 boards chosen for their diversity, assessing how the model's practices play out, and identifying what works--and what doesn't--in real life.

The Solutions Fieldbook

Author: Allen E. Salowe
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Education
ISBN: 9780810843745
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Although there are no simple answers to the complex problems about the quality of teaching and administration in public schools, there are tools and strategies to help overcome the weaknesses in performance management systems. In Solutions, the authors explain how to improve the process methods to reach the system goals and produce the kind of learning the new reforms demand. Recent examples from a growing number of schools are provided to illustrate the use of solutions principles such as, defined standard operating classroom teaching and administrative supervisory practices as well as logistical support to overcome the tyranny of chance. Formerly failing but now successful school systems describe solutions strategies and tactics to "leave no child behind."

Schools That Learn Updated and Revised

Author: Peter M. Senge
Publisher: Crown Business
ISBN: 0385521863
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"A rich, much-needed remedy for the standardized institutions that comprise too much of our school system today… ideal for teachers and parents intent on resurrecting and fostering students' inherent drive to learn…An essential resource." -Daniel H. Pink, author of DRIVE and A WHOLE NEW MIND “Schools that Learn is a magnificent, grand book that pays equal attention to the small and the big picture - and what's more integrates them. There is no book on education change that comes close to Senge et al's sweeping and detailed treatment. Classroom, school, community, systems, citizenry---it's all there. The core message is stirring: what if we viewed schools as a means of shifting society for the better!" -Michael Fullan, author of Change Leader and Learning Places A new edition of the groundbreaking book that brings organizational learning and systems thinking into classrooms and schools, showing how to keep our nation’s educational system competitive in today’s world. Revised and updated - with more than 100 pages of new material – for the first time since its initial publication in 2000 comes a new edition of the seminal work acclaimed as one of the best books ever written about education and schools. A unique collaboration between the celebrated management thinker and Fifth Discipline author Peter Senge and a team of renowned educators and organizational change leaders, Schools that Learn describes how schools can adapt, grow, and change in the face of the demands and challenges of our society, and provides tools, techniques and references for bringing those aspirations to life. The new revised and updated edition offers practical advice for overcoming the many challenges that face our communities and educational systems today. It shows teachers, administrators, students, parents and community members how to successfully use principles of organizational learning, including systems thinking and shared vision, to address the challenges that face our nation's schools. In a fast-changing world where school populations are increasingly diverse, children live in ever-more-complex social and media environments, standardized tests are applied as overly simplistic "quick fixes," and advances in science and technology continue to accelerate, the pressures on our educational system are inescapable. Schools That Learn offers a much-needed way to open dialogue about these problems – and provides pragmatic opportunities to transform school systems into learning organizations. Drawing on observations and advice from more than 70 writers and experts on schools and education, this book features: -Methods for implementing organizational learning and explanations of why they work -Compelling stories and anecdotes from the “field” - classrooms, schools, and communities -Charts, tables and diagrams to illustrate systems thinking and other practices -Guiding principles for how to apply innovative practices in all types of school systems -Individual exercises useful for both teachers and students -Team exercises to foster communication within the classroom, school, or community group -New essays on topics like educating for sustainability, systems thinking in the classroom, and “the great game of high school.” -New recommendations for related books, articles, videotapes and web sites -And more Schools That Learn is the essential guide for anyone who cares about the future of education and keeping our nation’s schools competitive in our fast-changing world.

The Skilled Facilitator Fieldbook

Author: Roger Schwarz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118046548
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Skilled Facilitator Fieldbook is based on the same proven principles outlined in Schwarz?s groundbreaking book. The Skilled Facilitator Fieldbook is the next-step resource that offers consultants, facilitators, managers, leaders, trainers, coaches, and anyone that works within the field of facilitation, the tools, exercises, models, and stories that will help them develop sound responses to a wide range of challenging situations. The book spans the full scope of the successful Skilled Facilitator approach and includes information on how to get started and guidance for integrating the approach within existing organizational structures and processes.