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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 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.



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



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.



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.



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



UnCommon Learning

UnCommon Learning Author Eric C. Sheninger
ISBN-10 9781483365749
Release 2015-10-20
Pages 264
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UnCommon Learning techniques set the stage for mastery and true student engagement Integrate digital media and new applications with purpose and build a culture of learning with pleasure! Let students use real-world tools to do real-world work and develop skills society demands. Be the leader who creates this environment. UnCommon Learning shows you how to transform a learning culture through sustainable and innovative initiatives. It moves straight to the heart of using innovations such as Makerspaces, Blended Learning and Microcredentials. Included in the book: Vignettes to illustrate key ideas Real life examples to show what works Graphs and data to prove initiatives’ impact



Evidence Based Strategies for Leading 21st Century Schools

Evidence Based Strategies for Leading 21st Century Schools Author Lynne Schrum
ISBN-10 9781452283685
Release 2012-06-13
Pages 192
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Discover how award-winning schools advance students’ learning through technology! A companion to the best-selling Leading 21st Century Schools, this inspiring book profiles eight visionary schools and how they approach technology. Hear directly from the principals, teachers, superintendents, and other educators involved as they describe their strategies for: Becoming a school culture that embraces technology and 21st century skills Creating a 21st century classroom, including new instructional approaches and professional development opportunities Selecting the right technology strategy, infrastructure, and devices Managing costs through funding and budget strategies Measuring progress through effective use of data



The Eternal Divorce

The Eternal Divorce Author J. Gentile Everett
ISBN-10 9781479748556
Release 2012-12-07
Pages 120
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The centuries-old debate over what role, if any, religion has in public schools has been supported and refuted in many legal, educational and religious arenas. For many of us who attended school- both pre- and post separation of church and state- have had the opportunity to experience public schools with religion at the core of its existence, and then with religion becoming a word that could not be linked with educating public school children. However, history has captured the relationship of religion and education, and how the two have married and produced, then separated itself from public schools.



The Changing World of School Administration

The Changing World of School Administration Author George Michael Perreault
ISBN-10 0810844826
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 401
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Now available in paper back.The tenth annual NCPEA yearbook examines the pressing issues facing today's educational leaders from a variety of philosophical perspectives. Standardized testing, the impact of market forces on public education, zero tolerance disciplinary polices, ethnic and gender diversity, and issues related to the preparation of school leaders are among the topics discussed in the 25 essays.



Shaping School Culture

Shaping School Culture Author Terrence E. Deal
ISBN-10 9781118047583
Release 2010-12-28
Pages 304
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A Guide for Shaping Your School's Culture In this thoroughly revised and updated edition of their classic book, Shaping School Culture, Terrence Deal and Kent Peterson address the latest thinking on organizational culture and change and offer new ideas and strategies on how stories, rituals, traditions, and other cultural practices can be used to create positive, caring, and purposeful schools. This new edition gives expanded attention to the important symbolic roles of school leaders, including practical suggestions on how leaders can balance cultural goals and values against accountability demands, and features new and powerful case examples throughout. Most important, the authors show how school leaders can transform negative and toxic cultures so that trust, commitment, and sense of unity can prevail. Praise for Shaping School Culture "For those seeking enduring change that is measured in generations rather than months, and to create a legacy rather than a headline, then Shaping School Culture is your guide." —Dr. Douglas B. Reeves, founder, The Leadership and Learning Center, Englewood, CO "Deal and Peterson combine exquisite language, vibrant stories, and sage advice to support school leaders in embracing the paradoxical nature of their work. A 'must read' for all school leaders." —Pam Robbins, educational consultant and author "Once again, the authors have presented practitioners, researchers, professional developers, school coaches, and others with a tremendous resource for renovating and reinvigorating schools." —Karen M. Dyer, Ed.D., group director, Education and Nonprofit Sector Office, Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, NC



Digital Leadership

Digital Leadership Author Eric Sheninger
ISBN-10 9781483339962
Release 2014-01-14
Pages 264
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Move leadership into the digital age Digital leadership is a strategic mindset and set of behaviors that leverages resources to create a meaningful, transparent, and engaging school culture. It takes into account recent changes such as ubiquitous connectivity, open-source technology, mobile devices, and personalization to dramatically shift how schools have been run and structured for over a century. Leading in education becomes exponentially powerful when using technology to your advantage. Eric Sheninger—“Principal Twitter”—shares his Pillars of Digital Leadership to help readers Transform school culture by initiating sustainable change Use free social media tools to improve communication, enhance public relations, and create a positive brand presence Integrate digital tools into the classroom to increase student engagement and achievement Facilitate professional learning and access new opportunities and resources The time is now, whether you are a building level or teacher leader, to boldly move schools forward in the digital age.



Powerful Professional Development

Powerful Professional Development Author Diane Yendol-Hoppey
ISBN-10 9781412979757
Release 2010-02-09
Pages 200
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Draw on and develop the skills of your own faculty to provide effective, job-embedded professional development (PD) that is based on proven strategies and cost-effective PD models.



Trusting Teachers with School Success

Trusting Teachers with School Success Author Kim Farris-Berg
ISBN-10 9781610485104
Release 2012
Pages 227
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Examining the experiences of teachers who are already trusted to call the shots, this book answers: What would teachers do if they had the autonomy not just to make classroom decisions, but to collectively—with their colleagues—make the decisions influencing whole school success? Decisions such as school curriculum, how to allocate the school budget, and who to hire.



Motivation to Learn

Motivation to Learn Author Michael Middleton
ISBN-10 9781483359144
Release 2014-03-12
Pages 240
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Harness the power of motivation to transform the learning experience! When properly channeled, motivation propels learning forward. Yet teachers across all grade levels and disciplines struggle to recognize and cultivate this dynamic, social force in the classroom. This essential resource proves that all students are motivated to learn, and provides authentic tools to create and sustain a classroom community that is highly engaged. You’ll discover: Reflection activities that promote student voice and self-efficacy as well as assess existing motivation levels Case studies and best practices based on current motivation theory and research Strategies to design meaningful learning tasks and build positive relationships with students and colleagues.