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Leading Learners Leading Schools

Leading Learners  Leading Schools Author Robin Brooke-Smith
ISBN-10 9780415274999
Release 2003
Pages 124
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In this book, Robin Brooke-Smith explores the dynamics of schools as complex organisations. He presents a radical departure from established school improvement and effectiveness orthodoxies, offering a refreshing new approach to managing change and enhancing collective learning. Based on the author's own experience of managing and leading schools, this book explores such questions as: * How can schools learn as a generative process? * How can schools become adaptive and co-evolve with their internal and external environments? * How can education leaders 'navigate' their institutions out of the comfort zone and into the creative state? The book concludes with a series of practical lessons for leading schools in complex conditions and will be of great value to reflective, action-orientated heads, principals and deputies, as well as academics and researchers in education management.



Leading for Learning

Leading for Learning Author Phillip C. Schlechty
ISBN-10 111804746X
Release 2011-01-11
Pages 352
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Written by acclaimed school reform advocate Phillip C. Schlechty, Leading for Learning offers educators the framework, tools, and processes they need to transform their schools from bureaucracies into dynamic learning organizations. Schlechty explains how to move beyond some of the deeply ingrained and negative conceptions of schooling that guide so much of their practice. He shows educators how they can take advantage of new learning technologies by increasing their organization's capacity to support continuous innovation. "Clearly not for the fainthearted, Schlechty's engrossing appraisal of American education calls for a bold, truly fundamental transformation of how we run our public schools. Some books are thought-provoking; this one is action-provoking." —W. James Popham, professor emeritus, UCLA "Dr. Schlechty has once again written an insightful book that educational leaders can use as a road map in transforming our schools into learning organizations designed to serve twenty-first century students." —Dr. Randy Bridges, superintendent, Alamance-Burlington School System, NC "Because education is ultimately a community responsibility, Schlechty's proposal to shift school systems from bureaucracies to learning organizations can open doors to citizens who are frustrated by the bureaucracy in their efforts to reclaim their role in education. This book is as much for them as it is for professional educators." —David Mathews, president, Kettering Foundation "Anyone in a school leadership position—from the board room to the classroom—should read this engaging and thought-provoking book. It's a must?-read for all immersed in or contemplating the transformation of public education." — Claudia Mansfield Sutton, chief communications and marketing officer, American Association of School Administrators



Leading School Teams

Leading School Teams Author David M. Horton
ISBN-10 9781506344942
Release 2016-09-30
Pages 200
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The busy administrator’s guide to creating strong teams, changing culture, and improving performance Research shows that “teacher collective efficacy” can increase student learning more than any other strategy. In fact, using powerhouse teams can achieve four years of student growth in a single calendar year. Horton’s practical guide offers: Short activities that require little to no preparation that you can use to deepen conversation at your very next meeting Step-by-step tools to help your team move from identifying its biggest challenges to choosing and implementing successful reforms Strategies to enhance teamwork, trust, and collaboration so your team becomes as effective as possible



Leading for Social Justice

Leading for Social Justice Author Elise M. Frattura
ISBN-10 9781452293035
Release 2007-04-18
Pages 344
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A step-by-step process for raising the achievement of English language learners and students with special needs and for integrating schoolwide change through proactive support services that benefit all students.



Becoming a School Principal

Becoming a School Principal Author Sarah E. Fiarman
ISBN-10 1612508472
Release 2015-10-20
Pages 248
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In "Becoming a School Principal," Sarah E. Fiarman describes her first few years as a school principal committed to enacting a powerful vision of leading and learning."



Leading Learning for ELL Students

Leading Learning for ELL Students Author Catherine Beck
ISBN-10 9781315466002
Release 2017-01-20
Pages 142
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Grounded in current research and award-winning practice, this important book provides a blueprint for school leaders to successfully implement programs and policies for creating an equitable learning environment for English Language Learners (ELLs). Full of accessible examples, strategies, checklists and solutions, this book covers topics such as elementary and secondary home visitation, family literacy programs, first-generation college attendance, family-school partnerships, second-language instruction, culturally responsive teaching and professional development. The guidance provided in Leading Learning for ELL Students can be put into practice immediately, and will help leaders at all levels address the changing landscape of their student populations to ensure the success of all students.



Leading Adult Learning

Leading Adult Learning Author Eleanor Drago-Severson
ISBN-10 9781452237480
Release 2009-09-23
Pages 368
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Support the growth and development of all adults—teachers, principals, and superintendents—in your school community! Educators need different kinds of supports and challenges over the different stages of their lives. Drago-Severson’s developmental model of learning-oriented school leadership draws from multiple knowledge domains to help school and district leaders understand how to support professional growth. This volume: Details four Pillar Practices for growth—teaming, providing leadership roles, collegial inquiry, and mentoring Presents research from practicing leaders across the nation Includes resources to assist you in applying this learning-oriented model to your school and school system



Leading an Inclusive School

Leading an Inclusive School Author Richard A. Villa
ISBN-10 9781416622864
Release 2016-12-06
Pages 202
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Richard A. Villa and Jacqueline S. Thousand provide an in-depth, research-based guide for ensuring that your school provides the federally guaranteed "least restrictive environment" for students no matter the severity of the challenges they face. Leading an Inclusive School: Access and Success for ALL Students offers administrators, teachers, and other educators working to promote inclusion a wealth of information about • the history and research base of inclusive education in the United States, including pivotal amendments to and reauthorizations of the EHCA, landmark court cases, and the philosophical underpinnings of the movement; • essential curricular and instructional practices for inclusive schools, such as heterogeneous grouping, creative problem solving, and co-teaching; • powerful organizational structures such as Multitiered System of Support and Schoolwide Positive Behavior Supports to help optimize the benefits of differentiation for all students; and • a conceptual framework for coordinating educational initiatives and best practices for educating all students in general education. Also included are vivid personal stories of students with disabilities that illustrate how these students flourish when they learn alongside their general education peers. Educators who are serious about committing to the success of learners at all levels of perceived physical, intellectual, communication, and social/emotional ability will find the examples, advice, and tools in this book indispensable for planning, implementing, and promoting inclusion in their schools.



Leaders of Learning

Leaders of Learning Author Richard DuFour
ISBN-10 9781935542681
Release 2011-07-26
Pages 144
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For many years, the authors have been fellow travelers on the journey to help educators improve their schools. Their first coauthored book focuses on district leadership, principal leadership, and team leadership and addresses how individual teachers can be most effective in leading students—by learning with colleagues how to implement the most promising pedagogy in their classrooms



Learning for Leadership

Learning for Leadership Author Eleanor Drago-Severson
ISBN-10 9781412994408
Release 2013-08-16
Pages 295
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Prepare education leaders to support adult professional growth with this comprehensive guide! Supporting adult professional development--or capacity building--is a challenge in today's high-accountability atmosphere, especially with new teacher and principal evaluations. Help prepare leaders to nurture human potential and build internal capacities with this one-of-a-kind resource.



Leading 21st Century Schools

Leading 21st Century Schools Author Lynne Schrum
ISBN-10 9781506318059
Release 2015-04-07
Pages 232
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Master The Latest Educational Technology To Teach 21st Century Skills. To prepare students to thrive in the classroom and beyond, educators must place the proper emphasis on technology leadership. First published in 2009, this book’s second edition features 80% brand-new material addressing the latest technological developments, combined with the authors’ tested methods for applying them in schools. Features include: Aligning technology to the ISLLC Standards, ISTE Standards, and Common Core State Standards Comprehensive guides to the newest technologies and trends that school leaders need to know A companion website featuring a massive volume of resources for additional progress



Leading Professional Learning Communities

Leading Professional Learning Communities Author Shirley M. Hord
ISBN-10 9781452294254
Release 2008-02-01
Pages 184
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Imagine all professionals in all schools engaged in continuous professional learning! Education experts Shirley M. Hord and William A. Sommers explore the school-based learning opportunities offered to school professionals and the principal's critical role in the creation, development, and support of an effective professional learning community (PLC). This book provides school leaders with readily accessible information to guide them in initiating and developing a PLC that supports teachers and students. Using field-tested examples, the text illustrates how this research-based school improvement model can help educators: Increase leadership capacity Embed professional development into daily work Create a positive school culture Develop accountability Boost student achievement



Leading Learning

Leading Learning Author Tom O'Donoghue
ISBN-10 9781134306787
Release 2009-10-16
Pages 206
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The study of educational leadership makes little sense unless it is in relation to who the leaders are, how they are leading, what is being led, and with what effect. Based on the premise that learning is at the heart of leadership and that leaders themselves should be learners, the Leadership for Learning series explores the connections between educational leadership, policy, curriculum, human resources and accountability. Each book in the series approaches its subject matter through a three-fold structure of process, themes and impact. Series Editors - Clive Dimmock, Mark Brundrett and Les Bell The notion that school transformation is dependent on exceptional leaders is increasingly seen as unrealistic and unsustainable. Instead, the idea of distributed leadership, which promotes the view that all stakeholders have complementary leadership roles to play in enhancing student learning, is now being promoted as a more useful framework for understanding schools and how they might be changed. Subscribing to the notion of distributed leadership, O’Donoghue and Clarke identify two key groups: the ‘leaders of learning’ and the ‘leaders for learning’. The leaders of learning – and the focus of this book – are those working at the school level to improve the quality of learning in the classroom, such as teachers, principals, pupils and involved members of the local school community. The leaders for learning are the policy-makers and administrators whose support is crucial. The authors argue that in order to be effective leaders, both groups require an understanding of: Broad trends in contemporary leadership theory Recent views on learning theory The importance of teachers engaging continually in learning about their practice The significance of creating and sustaining schools as learning organisations Forging links between leadership and learning The book’s examination of the shifting approaches to leading learning in contemporary schools is enriched by innovative examples drawn from a range of international contexts. Leading Learning will appeal to students involved in masters and doctoral courses relevant to the field and those undertaking programmes of school leadership preparation and development. It will also be of interest to academics working in the field of educational leadership and management.



The Coach Approach to School Leadership

The Coach Approach to School Leadership Author Jessica Johnson
ISBN-10 9781416623885
Release 2017-05-22
Pages 181
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Three coaching and leadership experts explore how using instructional coaching techniques enables principals to balance learning leadership with their evaluative and supervisory duties.



The Learning Leader

The Learning Leader Author Douglas B. Reeves
ISBN-10 9781416615132
Release 2006-04-15
Pages 221
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"We can't do that in our school district." "I don't have time to add that to my curriculum." "We're fighting against impossible odds with these students." Effective school leadership does not have to be a losing battle. In The Learning Leader: How to Focus School Improvement for Better Results, Douglas B. Reeves helps leadership teams go beyond excuses to capitalize on their strengths and reduce their weaknesses. He introduces the Leadership for Learning Framework, which challenges readers to consider that student achievement is more than a set of test scores. Reeves asserts that when leaders focus exclusively on results, they fail to measure and understand the importance of their own actions. Instead, he encourages leaders to use the Leadership for Learning Framework to look deeper into their results. The framework helps leaders distinguish between "Lucky" educators, who achieve high results but don't understand their actions, and "Leading" educators, who achieve high results and understand how their actions influence their success. From conducting strategic planning to evaluating projects to organizing leadership teams, The Learning Leader will help leaders reconceptualize their leadership role and motivate their colleagues. Reeves urges teachers and administrators to become more efficient and focused leaders, but most important, he charges them to be better educators for their students.



Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind

Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind Author Arthur L. Costa
ISBN-10 9781416607410
Release 2008
Pages 424
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In Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind, noted educators Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick present a comprehensive guide to shaping schools around Habits of Mind. The habits are a repertoire of behaviors that help both students and teachers successfully navigate the various challenges and problems they encounter in the classroom and in everyday life. The Habits of Mind include * Persisting * Managing impulsivity * Listening with understanding and empathy * Thinking flexibly * Thinking about thinking (metacognition) * Striving for accuracy * Questioning and posing problems * Applying past knowledge to new situations * Thinking and communicating with clarity and precision * Gathering data through all senses * Creating, imagining, innovating * Responding with wonderment and awe * Taking responsible risks * Finding humor * Thinking interdependently * Remaining open to continuous learning This volume brings together--in a revised and expanded format--concepts from the four books in Costa and Kallick's earlier work Habits of Mind: A Developmental Series. Along with other highly respected scholars and practitioners, the authors explain how the 16 Habits of Mind dovetail with up-to-date concepts of what constitutes intelligence; present instructional strategies for activating the habits and creating a "thought-full" classroom environment; offer assessment and reporting strategies that incorporate the habits; and provide real-life examples of how communities, school districts, building administrators, and teachers can integrate the habits into their school culture. Drawing upon their research and work over many years, in many countries, Costa and Kallick present a compelling rationale for using the Habits of Mind as a foundation for leading, teaching, learning, and living well in a complex world.



Leading Change Together

Leading Change Together Author Eleanor Drago-Severson
ISBN-10 9781416624974
Release 2018-01-02
Pages 176
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“If we can get adult development right, we can change the world!” Adult development . . . in schools? Yes. In fact, understanding and sharing ideas—and implementing practices—that help adults explore experiences and assumptions is a powerful driver of school change. Eleanor Drago-Severson and Jessica Blum-DeStefano share expertise that has evolved from their many decades of research and work with educators and show you how to • Deepen your understanding of adult development and its role in systemic and schoolwide change and educational improvement, • Connect theory to practice with developmentally oriented structures and strategies that enhance collaboration, communication, and feedback, • Support individual and organizational growth with a differentiated approach to leadership and capacity building, and • Build trust, capacity, collegiality, and sustainability with developmental practices that meet adult needs. Whether you work in a school, district, university, educational institution, or other learning organization, you’ll learn how to infuse leadership, collaboration, communication, and capacity building with a deep understanding of individuals’ experiences and capacities—and how they influence our day-to-day work. Leading Change Together explains how you and other adult learners can effect tremendous change in schools and systems.