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Creating School Cultures That Embrace Learning

Creating School Cultures That Embrace Learning Author John Bell
ISBN-10 9781317925378
Release 2013-11-20
Pages 176
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This book brings together the insight and experience of successful leaders from over 60 schools on the issue of improving school culture – in their very own words. It provides the tools, practices, and examples that will help you in your own effort to improve school culture.



Building Strong School Cultures

Building Strong School Cultures Author Sharon D. Kruse
ISBN-10 9781452294780
Release 2008-09-03
Pages 200
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Develop an integrated school culture that engages educators with their colleagues and communities! This resource calls on principals to create a viable, sustainable school culture using the professional community, organizational learning, and trust to affect teaching and learning. Part of the Leadership for Learning series, this volume presents a leadership approach that integrates teachers, parents, and community members into a coherent team. The authors examine schools that have achieved lasting cultural change and present practical strategies for: Diagnosing and shaping a school culture Revising leadership functions to broaden decision-making processes Rethinking organizational structures Supporting continuous improvement while ensuring stability



Building a Culture of Support

Building a Culture of Support Author P J Caposey
ISBN-10 9781317922049
Release 2013-08-06
Pages 144
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Written in a down-to-earth and people-first style, this book is for principals and aspiring school leaders. Caposey shares insightful advice and meaningful examples for building a healthy school culture. Learn the essential strategies that will help you transform and improve your school by embodying a service mindset and focusing on supporting the mission and vision, the professionals in the building, the students, and the community as a whole. This is also an ideal guide for students in a principal preparation course—demonstrating how a culture of support is at the heart of all successful school improvement efforts.



Building School Culture One Week at a Time

Building School Culture One Week at a Time Author Jeffrey Zoul
ISBN-10 9781317925316
Release 2013-08-06
Pages 176
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Use Friday Focus memos to motivate and engage your staff every week, and help create a school culture focused on the growth of students and teachers. Easy to understand and implement, Friday Focus memos offer an effective and efficient way to improve student learning, staff development, and school culture from within. Written by educational consultant and former principal of two award-winning schools, Jeffrey Zoul, these memos focus on topics such as active learning, high expectations, gratitude, test preparation, and more. Zoul provides 37 teaching and learning memos, one for each week of the school year, for principals and other administrators to reproduce and circulate among their staff. Zoul prefaces each memo with stories from his experiences as a teacher, coach, and assistant principal in the K-12 levels. You can also write your own memos, with guidance on possible topics and teacher takeaways.



162 Keys to School Success

162 Keys to School Success Author Franklin Schargel
ISBN-10 9781317925279
Release 2013-09-13
Pages 144
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Find out how to keep your best teachers on staff, and make sure your new teachers stay motivated beyond their first years on the job. In this book, leading educational consultant Franklin Schargel offers 162 easy-to-apply tips and strategies for principals and administrators looking to hire quality teachers, raise faculty job satisfaction, and hold onto their most effective staff members. Sample Keys include: Put people before paper, Be a boss, without being bossy, Support the risk-takers, Know your limitations, You are who you hire, and The most important quality of new teachers.



Design Thinking for School Leaders

Design Thinking for School Leaders Author Alyssa Gallagher
ISBN-10 9781416625940
Release 2018-05-23
Pages 209
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"Design is the rendering of intent." What if education leaders approached their work with the perspective of a designer? This new perspective of seeing the world differently is desperately needed in schools and begins with school leadership. Alyssa Gallagher and Kami Thordarson, widely recognized experts on Design Thinking, educational leadership, and innovative strategies, call this new perspective design-inspired leadership—one of the most powerful ways to ignite positive change and address education challenges using the same design and innovation principles that have been so successful in private industry. Design Thinking for School Leaders explores the changing landscape of leadership and offers practical ways to reframe the role of school leader using Design Thinking, one step at a time. Leaders can shift from "accidental designers" to "design-inspired leaders," acting with greater intention and achieving greater impact. You’ll learn how viewing the world through a more empathetic lens—a critical first step on the path to becoming a design-inspired leader—can raise your awareness of the uniqueness of your teachers and students and prompt you to question the ways in which they experience your school. Gallagher and Thordarson detail five specific roles to help you identify opportunities for positively impacting students, teachers, districts, parents, and the community: * Opportunity Seeker. Shifts from problem solving to problem finding. * Experience Architect. Designs and curates learning experiences. * Rule Breaker. Challenges the way things are "always" done. * Producer. Gets things done and creates rapid learning cycles for teams. * Storyteller. Captures the hearts and minds of a community. Full of examples of Design Thinking in action in schools across the country, Design Thinking for School Leaders can help you guide your school to the forefront of the new design + education movement, one that will move traditional education into the modern world and drive the future of learning.



Leading Learning

Leading Learning Author Rosemarye T. Taylor
ISBN-10 9781412978705
Release 2009-10-21
Pages 133
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Featuring real-world examples, practical strategies, and interviews with successful leaders, this resource helps educational leaders implement actions that drive second-order change and increase student achievement!



Schools Where Teachers Lead

Schools Where Teachers Lead Author John Bell
ISBN-10 9781317926665
Release 2014-01-09
Pages 144
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Develop shared leadership and teacher leadership in your school with the real-world, on-the-job ideas in this book. Principals and other leaders will embrace the practical "Lead Now" and "Do Now" strategies as they improve their own skills and promote shared leadership among their staff. Shared leadership is a process in which multiple staff members lead the learning within a school. With the knowledge that instructional leadership is the primary engine behind teacher effectiveness, the authors demonstrate how to support classroom practices that raise student achievement.



Executive Skills for Busy School Leaders

Executive Skills for Busy School Leaders Author Christopher Hitch
ISBN-10 UVA:X030619573
Release 2010-01
Pages 164
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Prime yourself for all aspects of school leadership with effectiveness strategies from educators and experts Chris Hitch and David Coley. This comprehensive and practical handbook offers research-based tools to help you fulfill all of your leadership responsibilities on time and with laser-like focus. The authors also share tips from their combined experiences as elementary, middle, and high school principals. Executive Skills for Busy School Leaders provides examples of best practices from the business and non-profit sectors and applies them specifically to schools. Topics range from managing time and leading high-performance teams to monitoring your budget and implementing a school improvement plan. Strategies include: -Finding time for instructional leadership -Diagnosing the strengths and needs of your school -Leading a multi-generational faculty -Data-driven decision making -Managing high-, middle- and under-performing individuals



Transforming School Culture

Transforming School Culture Author Anthony Muhammad
ISBN-10 9781934009994
Release 2009-11-01
Pages 104
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Busy administrators will appreciate this quick read packed with immediate, accessible strategies. This book provides the framework for understanding dynamic relationships within a school culture and ensuring a positive environment that supports the changes necessary to improve learning for all students. The author explores many aspects of human behavior, social conditions, and history to reveal best practices for building healthy school cultures.



Driven by Data

Driven by Data Author Paul Bambrick-Santoyo
ISBN-10 9780470548745
Release 2010-04-12
Pages 298
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Offers a practical guide for improving schools dramatically that will enable all students from all backgrounds to achieve at high levels. Includes assessment forms, an index, and a DVD.



Creating Connections for Better Schools

Creating Connections for Better Schools Author Douglas J. Fiore
ISBN-10 1930556055
Release 2001
Pages 149
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This book demonstrates that student achievement depends on school culture, the one element of your school at the foundation of everything that happens there. School culture is the system of beliefs, values, and expectations that governs the feelings and actions of everybody there. This book shows how principals can build relationships and connections to enhance school culture. Practical and accessible, this book provides guidelines which will show you how to: - communicate with teachers, students, and parents on a regular basis - be "visible" - recognize, utilize and empower your faculty



A Biological Brain in a Cultural Classroom

A Biological Brain in a Cultural Classroom Author Robert Sylwester
ISBN-10 0761938117
Release 2003-02-06
Pages 179
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Updated Edition of Best Seller! Expanding on his immensely popular first edition, Sylwester presents an updated and expanded second edition on the latest biological research.



Leader in Me

Leader in Me Author Stephen R. Covey
ISBN-10 9781476772196
Release 2014-08-19
Pages 320
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Change your child’s future starting today: Learn how to use Stephen R. Covey’s proven 7 Habits to create a leadership program for kids of all ages so they can be more effective, more goal oriented, and more successful In today’s world, we are inundated with information about who to be, what to do, and how to live. But what if there was a way to learn not just what to think about, but how to think? A program that taught how to manage priorities, focus on goals, and be a positive influence? The Leader in Me is that program. In this bestseller, Stephen R. Covey took the 7 Habits that have already changed the lives of millions of readers and showed how even young children can use them as they develop. These habits—be proactive, begin with the end in mind, put first things first, think win-win, seek to understand and then to be understood, synergize, and sharpen the saw—are being adapted by schools around the country in leadership programs, most famously at the A.B Combs Elementary school in Raleigh. Not only does it work, but it works better than anyone could have imaged. This book is full of examples of how the students blossom under the program—the classroom that decided to form a support group for one of their classmates who had behavioral problems, the fourth grader who found a way to overcome his fear of public speaking and wound up taking his class to see him compete in a national story telling competitive, or the seven-year-old who told her father than they needed to go outside and play because they both needed to “sharpen the saw.” Perfect for individuals and corporations alike, The Leader in Me shows how easy it is to incorporate these skills into daily life. It is a timely answer to many of the challenges facing today’s young people, businesses, parents, and educators—one that is perfectly matched to the growing demands of our certain future.



Charter School Leadership

Charter School Leadership Author Cameron Curry
ISBN-10 9781475803280
Release 2013-04-16
Pages 102
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Understanding the issues and the challenges faced daily by school leaders takes on a significant role when creating, managing, and sustaining high expectations and performance. With limited resources available on this industry specific topic, Cameron Curry has created a user-friendly guide to help emerging or seasoned school leaders focus on five key elements for school success.



Change Leader

Change Leader Author Michael Fullan
ISBN-10 1118106571
Release 2011-07-26
Pages 192
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We live in a challenging, complex, inter-connected and unpredictable world beset by a range of seemingly insoluble problems. But, says Michael Fullan—an internationally acclaimed authority on organizational change—we have an increasing understanding of how to tackle complex change. This involves developing a new kind of leader: one who recognizes what is needed to bring about deep and lasting changes in living systems at all levels. These leaders need a deep understanding of what motivates us as human beings and how we tap into and influence other people's self-motivation. In his previous best-selling books The Six Secrets of Change, Leading in a Culture of Change, and Turnaround Leadership, Michael Fullan examined the concepts and processes of change. In Change Leader he turns his focus to the core practices of leadership that are so vital for leading in today's complex world. He reveals seven core practices for today's leaders, all of which appear to be deceptively simple but actually get to the essence of what differentiates a powerful leader from one who is merely competent: Practice Drives Theory Be Resolute Motivate the Masses Collaborate to Compete Learn Confidently Know Your Impact Sustain Simplexity Throughout the book Fullan argues that powerful leaders have built bedrocks of credibility, have learned how to identify the few things that matter most, and know how to leverage their skills in ways that benefit their entire organization. The author shows leaders how to avoid policies and strategies that focus on shallow and short-term goals and develop leadership skills for long-term success. With a wealth of illustrative examples from business, education, nonprofit, and government sectors Change Leader provides a much-needed leadership guide for today's turbulent climate.



Hacking Leadership

Hacking Leadership Author Joe Sanfelippo
ISBN-10 0998570524
Release 2017-03-27
Pages 160
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In Hacking Leadership, award-winning school administrators Joe Sanfelippo and Tony Sinanis demonstrate how to increase learning by leaving the office and engaging directly with all teachers and learners. They identify 10 problems with school leadership and provide right-now solutions for each, while showing you how to lead from the middle.