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Improving Your Daily Practice

Improving Your Daily Practice Author Tim Berkey
ISBN-10 9781317924258
Release 2014-07-10
Pages 208
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This book will show principals how they can change daily practices to invest more time in the improvement of teaching and learning. It redirects leadership to effective practices in instructional leadership.



A Guide to Effective School Leadership Theories

A Guide to Effective School Leadership Theories Author Matthew Lynch
ISBN-10 9781136589034
Release 2012-03-22
Pages 232
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Educational administrators know that leadership requires hundreds of judgments each day that require a sensitivity and understanding of various leadership strategies. Bridging the gap between the academic and practical world, A Guide to Effective School Leadership Theories provides an exploration of ten dominant leadership strategies to give school leaders a solid basis in theory and practical application. Demonstrating the advantages and drawbacks of each theory, readers are encouraged to discover the most appropriate strategy, or combination of strategies, that will best enable their school to achieve positive results. Each Chapter Includes: Introductory vignettes grounding the leadership theory in practice Discussion of the history, development, and utility of the strategy Research findings for further exploration of the theory End-of-chapter questions and activities designed to connect theory to practice This book is essential reading for aspiring and practicing school leaders who wish to have a better understanding of their leadership role. Providing a focused, up-to-date introduction to the current themes and dimensions of educational leadership, A Guide to Effective School Leadership Theories presents all the tools necessary to analyze and implement effective leadership in readers’ own settings.



Executive Skills for Busy School Leaders

Executive Skills for Busy School Leaders Author David Coley
ISBN-10 9781317924838
Release 2014-01-09
Pages 176
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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, and managing high-, middle- and under-performing individuals.



Problem Solving Tools and Tips for School Leaders

Problem Solving Tools and Tips for School Leaders Author Cathie West
ISBN-10 9781317926634
Release 2013-10-02
Pages 192
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In this book, award-winning educator Cathie West teaches readers how to confidently prepare for and respond to the challenges that come with being a school leader. Derived from professional experience and extensive research, the strategies can be put to work exactly as described or adapted to fit the unique situations that educators face in their schools. With more than thirty years of experience as a school principal, West provides tips for teacher leaders striving to expand their skills, brand new administrators looking for guidance, and experienced principals confronting the unfamiliar or looking for fresh problem-solving ideas.



Classroom Walkthroughs To Improve Teaching and Learning

Classroom Walkthroughs To Improve Teaching and Learning Author Judy Stout
ISBN-10 9781317927624
Release 2013-10-02
Pages 192
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This book demonstrates the many ways classroom walkthroughs can be used for continuous, systemic, long-range school improvement. Woven throughout the book are eighteen different models of walkthroughs that have been successfully implemented in schools across the country. An effective tool for improving teaching and learning, this book demonstrates that there is no "one-size-fits-all" walkthrough model. It shows you how to use classroom walkthroughs to meet the specific needs of your school.



The Leader Habit

The Leader Habit Author Martin LANIK
ISBN-10 9780814439357
Release 2018-04-17
Pages 256
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In leadership as in life, only practice makes perfect. Habits are powerful. They can lock us into negative behaviors (like snacking and smoking) or train us to act automatically in ways that benefit us (such as putting on a seat belt). Routines quietly undergird large portions of what we do and how we function. Habit formation can speed success in the workplace as well—even in complex areas like leadership. The Leader Habit spotlights 22 essential leadership abilities, breaking them down into a series of small, learnable behaviors. The accompanying 5-minute exercises help you practice each of these new skills until they stick. Drawn from a study of hundreds of leaders across the globe, the book’s simple formula focuses on developing one skill at a time: sell the vision, delegate well, innovate often, empower others, overcome resistance, build strategic relationships, focus on customers, listen actively, negotiate effectively, and more. Many of us aspire to great leadership . . . consuming books and training. But unless you intentionally reinforce the right behaviors, results are fleeting. This eye-opening and original book builds the “muscle memory” to turn leadership skills into lasting habits.



Qualities of Effective Teachers 3rd Edition

Qualities of Effective Teachers  3rd Edition Author James H. Stronge
ISBN-10 9781416625896
Release 2018-03-21
Pages 348
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This updated edition is packed with research-based advice and practical tools for any educator interested in improving teaching and ensuring positive outcomes for all students.



The Best Medicine

The Best Medicine Author Bruce L. Gewertz
ISBN-10 9781493922208
Release 2014-12-10
Pages 92
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This volume provides a theoretical framework for visionary leadership as well as specific management techniques to achieve success. The authors focus on maintaining a consistent set of behavioral characteristics for both the leader and the organization as a whole. The text is written in a conversational style using the authors' personal experiences and case studies to illustrate the principles and practices of successful leaders. When helpful, the large body of observational work on professional group dynamics is referenced. The text also provides ideal supplemental material for the many leadership programs offered by physician organizations and health care systems Developed by an accomplished physician leader from one of the nation's finest hospital systems and an experienced professor of business, The Best Medicine: A Physician’s Guide to Effective Leadership is of great value to physicians of all levels who are interested in improving their understanding of leadership styles and tactics.



Teaching As Leadership

Teaching As Leadership Author Teach For America
ISBN-10 0470593067
Release 2010-01-06
Pages 240
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A road map for teachers who strive to be highly effective leaders in our nation's classrooms Teach For America has fought the daunting battle of educational equity for the last twenty years. Based on evidence from classrooms across the country, they've discovered much about effective teaching practice, and distilled these findings into the six principles presented in this book. The Teaching As Leadership framework inspires teachers to: Set Big Goals; Invest Students and Their Families; Plan Purposefully; Execute Effectively; Continuously Increase Effectiveness; Work Relentlessly. The results are better educational outcomes for our nation's children, particularly those who live in low-income communities. Inspires educators to be leaders in their classrooms and schools Demystifies what it means to be an effective teacher, describes key elements of practice and provides a clear vision of success Addresses the challenges every teacher, in every classroom, faces on a daily basis An accompanying website includes a wealth of tools, videos, sample lessons, discussion boards, and case studies.



Improving School Leadership Volume 1

Improving School Leadership  Volume 1 Author Pont Beatriz
ISBN-10 9264044671
Release 2008-08-06
Pages 195
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As countries strive to reform education systems and improve student results, school leadership is high on education policy agendas. But in many countries, the men and women who run schools are overburdened, underpaid and near retirement. Based on an OECD study of school leadership practices and policies around the world, and offering a cross country perspective, Volume 1 identifies four policy levers and a range of policy options to help governments improve school leadership now and build sustainable leadership for the future. Volume 2 explores what specialists are saying about system leadership for school improvement. Case studies examine innovative approaches to sharing leadership across schools in Belgium (Flanders), Finland and the United Kingdom (England) and leadership development programs for system improvement in Australia and Austria. As these are emerging practices, the book provides a first international comparison and assessment of the state of the art of system leadership.--Publisher's description.



Everyday Instructional Coaching

Everyday Instructional Coaching Author Nathan D. Lang
ISBN-10 1945349484
Release 2018-04-06
Pages 112
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Instructional coaches play a crucial role in helping educators meet the ever-changing demands placed on teaching and learning. With this practical guide, coaches will discover seven drivers they can use to best support teachers in their daily work: (1) collaboration, (2) transparency, (3) inquiry, (4) discourse, (5) reverberation, (6) sincerity, and (7) influence. Each chapter offers instructional coaching strategies, research, and examples to help readers evaluate, refine, and implement these drivers in their educational coaching practices. Learn daily practices for instructional coaching that supports teachers and effective teaching methods: Explore the seven daily drivers necessary to become a more effective instructional coach. Gain strategies to strengthen relationships and improve outcomes with teachers and teacher teams. Access tools to help self-assess and adjust daily coaching practices. Understand the sociocultural psychology and education research that support the seven daily drivers. Learn approaches you can use to keep pace with the demands on today's educators, coaches, and instructional leaders. Contents: Introduction Chapter 1: Collaboration Chapter 2: Transparency Chapter 3: Inquiry Chapter 4: Discourse Chapter 5: Reverberation Chapter 6: Sincerity Chapter 7: Influence Epilogue References and Resources Index



Leading Together

Leading Together Author Jonathan Eckert
ISBN-10 9781506380162
Release 2017-11-21
Pages 240
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It’s about the work, not the position. Leadership is what is done, not who is doing it. The leadership work blurs the lines between teachers and administrators. Leading Together introduces a collective approach to progress, process, and programs to help build the conditions in which strong leadership can flourish and student outcomes improve. Explore the Collective Leadership Development Model for School Improvement. ? Break down this innovative model and discover the significance and interdependence of each proven and tested component. ? Ask fearless reflection questions that both challenge and demand deliberate practice. ? Learn from case study insights from an urban, rural, and suburban school.



Leverage Leadership 2 0

Leverage Leadership 2 0 Author Paul Bambrick-Santoyo
ISBN-10 9781119496601
Release 2018-07-09
Pages 432
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Cut through the mystique to learn the real drivers of great school leadership Leverage Leadership 2.0 answers the basic question: what do great school leaders do that separates them from the rest? Rooted in the observation and training of over 20,000 school leaders worldwide, Leverage Leadership 2.0 offers a practical, updated and easier-to-use follow-up to the original, with field-tested techniques and actionable advice. As educational leaders around the world implement Leverage Leadership ideas, their collective stories have revealed a simple framework by which the seven levers may be implemented: See It, Name It, Do It. This book aligns classic Leverage Leadership principles with this proven framework to streamline implementation and help good leaders become great. Expert discussion and real-life success stories prove that effective leadership is not about innate charisma, charm, or personality—it’s about how a leader uses their time. Aimed at all levels of school leadership, this book shows you what to do, and how and when to do it. The companion DVD includes 30 real-world videos that showcase effective leadership happening in our schools right now, and all templates, tools, and other professional development materials have been fully refreshed with a renewed focus on real-world implementation. Informational, inspirational, and highly motivational, this book explores both the separate components of success and what it looks like as a whole. Learn the core principles of effective leadership Understand what success looks like on the ground Practice the seven levers of leadership that allow transformational growth Adopt the tools and techniques that facilitate a schoolwide transformation Educational leaders from a diverse array of schools around the world have found unprecedented success using the key principles detailed in Leverage Leadership, and this book is inspired — and informed — by their stories. Leverage Leadership 2.0 is the practical resource school leaders need to start making real change happen today.



Growing Physician Leaders

Growing Physician Leaders Author Mark Hertling
ISBN-10 9780795348099
Release 2016-05-17
Pages 240
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Can a general teach America’s doctors to be better leaders? Hospitals, clinics, and healthcare organizations across the nation are wondering, “Can we transform healthcare by improving physician leadership? And if so, how?” Healthcare today faces both daunting challenges and exciting new possibilities. Physicians hold the key to improving healthcare, but while they enjoy exceptional training in the science of medicine, the vast majority of doctors have received little training in even the basics of leadership. In Growing Physician Leaders, retired Army Lieutenant General Mark Hertling applies his four decades of military leadership to the world of healthcare, resulting in a profoundly constructive and practical book with the power to reshape and reenergize any healthcare organization in America today. Designed to help physicians master the art of leading people, it takes them, step-by-step, through a proven process that can help anyone become a more effective leader. Growing Physician Leaders gives doctors a potent tool to improve their personal health, their professional health, their organizational health, and ultimately, our nation’s health.



Mapping Leadership

Mapping Leadership Author Richard Halverson
ISBN-10 9781118711576
Release 2017-06-29
Pages 224
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Drawing on twenty years of research in school effectiveness, this book presents a distributed model of task-based school leadership that leads to continuous school improvement. The book outlines the tasks school leadership teams must focus on to improve teaching and learning, grouped into the following five domains: Focus on Learning Monitoring Teaching and Learning Building Nested Learning Communities Acquiring and Allocating Resources Maintaining a Safe and Effective Learning Environment Recognizing that the principal is a single actor in a complex web of activity influencing student learning, the focus is not only on the principal’s role but on a range of leadership and instructional practices to be shared across the leadership team (including APs, counselors, teachers, and support personnel). These tasks, organized into 21 subdomains, have been demonstrated through extensive research to contribute to improved student learning.



Supervision and Evaluation for Learning and Growth

Supervision and Evaluation for Learning and Growth Author Daniel R. Tomal
ISBN-10 9781475813746
Release 2015-03-18
Pages 214
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This CHOICE award-winning author has teamed up with national school resource experts to write a comprehensive book on supervision and improvement of learning. Everything you need to know about supervision and student learning, professional development, coaching and evaluation, standards, and creating an environment for professional growth are covered. The book starts with a history of supervision and then addresses models and standards for effective teaching, state and federal frameworks, supervision and evaluation for effective instruction, and strategies for effective professional learning and growth plans. Benefits and Features of Book: A comprehensive book covering all aspects of teacher supervision and professional development including an original framework for instruction. Each chapter objectives are aligned with the new ELCC, ISLCC, TLEC, and InTASC for accreditation and Learning Forward standards on professional learning. Many federal and various state data sources are included. Each chapter contains a comprehensive case study and exercises for practical application. Provides a blend of academic, theory and practical perspectives on how to implement and execute supervision and evaluation. Several handy resources are included in the appendixes.



Strategic Management of Human Capital in Education

Strategic Management of Human Capital in Education Author Allan R. Odden
ISBN-10 9781136858260
Release 2011-03-01
Pages 264
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Strategic Management of Human Capital in Education offers a comprehensive and strategic approach to address what has become labeled as "talent and human capital." Grounded in extensive research and examples of leading edge districts, this book shows how the entire human resource system in schools—from recruitment, to selection/placement, induction, professional development, performance management and evaluation, compensation, and career progression—can be reformed and restructured to boost teacher and principal effectiveness in ways that dramatically improve instructional practice and student learning. Strategic Management of Human Capital in Education guides educators towards putting more effective teachers, teacher leaders, and principals in the country’s schools—especially in poverty-impacted urban and rural communities—equipping those teacher and principals with instructional and leadership expertise, and rewarding and retaining those who are successful in attaining these objectives. Drawing from cases, experiences, and deliberations from a national task force, this book outlines a comprehensive framework for how to transform current human resource management practices into authentic, strategic talent management systems in order to improve student achievement.