Uncovering Teacher Leadership

Author: Richard H. Ackerman
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412939402
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Edited by leadership experts, this comprehensive reader organizes the top voices in the field to examine teacher leadership in insightful and surprising ways.

Leadership Capacity for Lasting School Improvement

Author: Linda Lambert
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 0871207788
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Uses charts and action steps to analyze a school's leadership capacity and explores how to sustain a learning community where everyone takes ownership of improvement efforts.

Now What Confronting and Resolving Ethical Questions

Author: Sarah V. Mackenzie
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1544302789
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Written by an educator and a national authority on ethics and featuring detailed real-life case studies, this volume outlines the relationship between ethical practices and school success.

Disunity in Christ

Author: Christena Cleveland
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830844031
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Despite Jesus' prayer that all Christians "be one," divisions have been epidemic in the body of Christ. Though we may think we know why this happens, Christena Cleveland says we probably don't. Learn the hidden reasons behind conflict and divisions, the unseen dynamics at work that tend to separate us from others. Here are the tools we need to build bridges.

A First Rate Madness

Author: Nassir Ghaemi
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110151759X
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This New York Times bestseller is a myth-shattering exploration of the powerful connections between mental illness and leadership. Historians have long puzzled over the apparent mental instability of great and terrible leaders alike: Napoleon, Lincoln, Churchill, Hitler, and others. In A First-Rate Madness, Nassir Ghaemi, director of the Mood Disorders Programme at Tufts Medical Center, offers and sets forth a controversial, compelling thesis: the very qualities that mark those with mood disorders also make for the best leaders in times of crisis. From the importance of Lincoln's "depressive realism" to the lacklustre leadership of exceedingly sane men as Neville Chamberlain, A First-Rate Madness overturns many of our most cherished perceptions about greatness and the mind.

Making Thinking Visible

Author: Ron Ritchhart
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118015032
Format: PDF, ePub
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A proven program for enhancing students' thinking and comprehension abilities Visible Thinking is a research-based approach to teaching thinking, begun at Harvard's Project Zero, that develops students' thinking dispositions, while at the same time deepening their understanding of the topics they study. Rather than a set of fixed lessons, Visible Thinking is a varied collection of practices, including thinking routines?small sets of questions or a short sequence of steps?as well as the documentation of student thinking. Using this process thinking becomes visible as the students' different viewpoints are expressed, documented, discussed and reflected upon. Helps direct student thinking and structure classroom discussion Can be applied with students at all grade levels and in all content areas Includes easy-to-implement classroom strategies The book also comes with a DVD of video clips featuring Visible Thinking in practice in different classrooms.

Uncovering Student Ideas in Life Science

Author: Page Keeley
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 1936137518
Format: PDF, ePub
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Using the probes as diagnostic tools that identify and analyze students' preconceptions, teachers can easily move students from where they are in their current thinking to where they need to be to achieve scientific understanding. Each probe is supported by extensive Teacher Notes.

Uncovering Student Ideas in Science 25 more formative assessment probes

Author: Page Keeley
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 1933531738
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The popular features from Volume 1 are all here. The field-tested probes are short, easy to administer, and ready to reproduce. Teacher materials explain science content and suggest grade-appropriate ways to present information. But Volume 2 covers more life science and Earth and space science probes. Volume 2 also suggests ways to embed the probes throughout your instruction, not just when starting a unit or topic.

Trust Matters

Author: Megan Tschannen-Moran
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118837959
Format: PDF, ePub
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Make your school soar by escalating trust between teachers, students, and families Trust is an essential element in all healthy relationships, and the relationships that exist in your school are no different. How can your school leaders or teachers cultivate trust? How can your institution maintain trust once it is established? These are the questions addressed and answered in Trust Matters: Leadership for Successful Schools, 2nd Edition. The book delves into the helpful research that has been conducted on the topic of trust in school. Although rich with research data, Trust Matters also contains practical advice and strategies ready to be implemented. This second edition expands upon the role of trust between teachers and students, teachers and administrators, and schools and families. Trust Matters: Leadership for Successful Schools also covers a range of sub-topics relevant to trust in school. All chapters in the text have questions for reflection and discussion. Engaging chapters such as "Teachers Trust One Another" and "Fostering Trust with Students" have thought-provoking trust-building questions and activities you can use in the classroom or in faculty meetings. This valuable resource: Examines ways to cultivate trust Shares techniques and practices that help maintain trust Advises leaders of ways to include families in the school's circle of trust Addresses the by-products of betrayed trust and how to restore it With suspicion being the new norm within schools today, Trust Matters is the book your school needs to help it rise above. It shows just how much trust matters in all school relationships—administrator to teacher; teacher to student; school to family—and in all successful institutions.

Teaching for Joy and Justice

Author: Linda Christensen
Publisher: Rethinking Schools
ISBN: 0942961439
Format: PDF, Docs
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Presents a collection of essays and practical advice, including lesson plans and activities, to promote writing in all aspects of the curriculum.