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The Principal as Leader of the Equitable School

The Principal as Leader of the Equitable School Author Ontario Principals' Council
ISBN-10 9781412981170
Release 2012-08-24
Pages 161
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Create a learning environment that erases achievement gaps! This book provides action steps for empowering students and staff, working with the community, and assessing progress toward equity.



The Principal as Instructional Leader in Literacy

The Principal as Instructional Leader in Literacy Author Ontario Principals' Council,
ISBN-10 9781452293813
Release 2008-12-17
Pages 160
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Based on a balanced literacy approach, this practical guide supports principals and school leaders in improving literacy instruction and increasing achievement for K–12 students.



The Principal as Leader of Challenging Conversations

The Principal as Leader of Challenging Conversations Author Ontario Principals' Council
ISBN-10 9781412981156
Release 2011-02-07
Pages 141
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Steer high-stakes conversations with staff and students toward win-win outcomes with this handy pocket guide to effective communication. Includes scripts, case studies, and checklists.



The Principal as Mathematics Leader

The Principal as Mathematics Leader Author Ontario Principals' Council,
ISBN-10 9781452293851
Release 2009-01-12
Pages 128
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This guide provides research, tools, and support for leading effective mathematics teaching and learning, observing and evaluating mathematics instruction, and promoting faculty growth.



What Every Principal Needs to Know to Create Equitable and Excellent Schools

What Every Principal Needs to Know to Create Equitable and Excellent Schools Author George Theoharis
ISBN-10 9780807772263
Release 2015-04-25
Pages 241
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School leaders who succeed at creating a high-achieving learning community must also be committed to creating an equitable environment for all students. In this new book, key scholars across the content areas show how to put into practice a commitment to equity and excellence across the Pre-K12 spectrum. Readers learn directly from experts in each of the content domains (literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, music, early childhood, special education, English language learners, world languages, and physical education) how a commitment to social justice and equity can be grounded in core subject areas, why each has a place in the school, and what they need to know and do in each subject area. This book is a critical instructional leadership resource for new and veteran principals who want to see all students succeed. Contributors: Antonio J. Castro, Julie Causton-Theoharis, Virginia Collier, Katherine Delaney, Catherine Ennis, Virginia Goatley, Beth Graue, Rochelle Gutirrez, Kathleen A. Hinchman, Anne Karabon, Christi Kasa, Dave McAlpine, Mitchell Robinson, Victor Sampson, Sherry A. Southerland, and Wayne Thomas



The Principal as Professional Learning Community Leader

The Principal as Professional Learning Community Leader Author Ontario Principals' Council
ISBN-10 1412963133
Release 2008-12-17
Pages 128
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This resource provides principals with practical support, step-by-step plans, and hands-on strategies to lead the development of thriving professional learning communities in their schools.



Excellence Through Equity

Excellence Through Equity Author Alan M. Blankstein
ISBN-10 9781416622574
Release 2016-02-26
Pages 304
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Excellence Through Equity is an inspiring look at how real-world educators are creating schools where all students are able to thrive. In these schools, educators understand that equity is not about treating all children the same. They are deeply committed to ensuring that each student receives what he or she individually needs to develop their full potential—and succeed. To help educators with what can at times be a difficult and challenging journey, Blankstein and Noguera frame the book with five guiding principles of Courageous Leadership: - Getting to your core - Making organizational meaning - Ensuring constancy and consistency of purpose - Facing the facts and your fears - Building sustainable relationships They further emphasize that the practices are grounded in three important areas of research that are too often disregarded: (1) child development, (2) neuroscience, and (3) environmental influences on child development and learning. You’ll hear from Carol Corbett Burris, Michael Fullan, Marcus J. Newsome, Paul Reville, Susan Szachowicz, and other bold practitioners and visionary thinkers who share compelling and actionable ideas, strategies, and experiences for closing the achievement gap in your classrooms and school. Ensuring that all students receive an education that cultivates their talents and potential is in all our common interest. As Andy Hargreaves writes in the coda: “The opportunity for all Americans is to articulate and believe in an inspiring vision of educational change that is about what the next genera¬tion of America and Americans should become, not about a target or ranking that the nation should attain.”



The Listening Leader

The Listening Leader Author Shane Safir
ISBN-10 9781119186359
Release 2017-03-17
Pages 368
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LISTENING . . . THE KEY TO BECOMING A TRANSFORMATIVE SCHOOL LEADER The Listening Leader is a practical guide that will inspire school, district, and teacher leaders to make substantive change and increase equitable student outcomes. Rooted in the values of equity, relationships, and listening, this luminous book helps reimagine what is possible in education today. Drawing from more than twenty years of experience in public schools, Shane Safir incorporates hands-on strategies and powerful stories to show us how to leverage one of the most vital tools of leadership: listening. As a Listening Leader you'll feel more confident in these core competencies: Cultivating relationships with stakeholders Addressing equity challenges in your organization Gathering student, staff, and parent perspectives as rich data on improvement Fostering a thriving culture of collaboration and innovation The Listening Leader offers a much-needed leadership model to transform every facet of school life, and most importantly, to shape our schools into equitable places of learning. As Michael Fullan writes in the Foreword, "Read it, act on it, and reap the benefits for all." "This book is a 'must have' for any leader trying to move the needle on equity. Drawing from her lived experience as a principal and leadership coach, Safir offers stories that give insight and practical strategies that get results. It's one you'll keep coming back to." —Zaretta Hammond, author of Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain " The Listening Leader immediately changed the way I interact with students, teachers, families and community members." —Tamara Friedman, assistant principal, Berkeley High School "Shane Safir has written a brilliant book. As engaging as it is informative and as revelatory as it is relevant. It is a must-read for school leaders and those who aspire to lead." —Chris Emdin, associate professor of science education, Teachers College, Columbia University; author of For White Folks Who Teach In the Hood and the Rest of Ya'll too



Leading Schools of Excellence and Equity

Leading Schools of Excellence and Equity Author Kathleen M. Brown
ISBN-10 9781617351211
Release 2010-11-01
Pages 131
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The purpose of this empirical inquiry of staterecognized “Honor Schools of Excellence” was to explore how these schools of distinction are (or are not) promoting and supporting both academic excellence and systemic equity for all students. In Phase One, quantitative data were collected through equity audits to scan for and then document systemic patterns of equity and inequity across multiple domains of student learning and activities within 24 schools. In Phase Two, the 24 schools were ranked, based solely on minority achievement, and then separated into two types of schools, small gap (SG) schools and large gap (LG) schools. Through site visits (n=16) and the use of semistructured interviews with principals, assistant principals, teachers, and parent leaders (n=80), qualitative data were then collected to document best practices and effective strategies that principals use to confront and change past practices anchored in open and residual racism and class discrimination. The data were analyzed through the theoretical framework of academic optimism. Three differences between the SG schools and the LG schools were found (encouraging academic achievement, offering instructional feedback, and expecting excellence). To truly honor excellence, we need to embrace equity. As such, in schools where principals support, model, and monitor a teamwork approach, a balanced approach, a strong sense of purpose, and an insistent disposition to assure that all students are served well and that all are encouraged to perform at their highest level, the outcomes of interest are better.



The school leaders our children deserve

The school leaders our children deserve Author George Theoharis
ISBN-10 0807749524
Release 2009-05-11
Pages 178
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George Theoharis draws on the experiences and words of successful public school principals committed to advancing equity, social justice, and school reform to show why social justice leadership is needed and how it can be effective. Although facing tremendous barriers, these principals made important strides toward closing the achievement gap in their schools through the use of humane and equitable practices. Featuring a mix of theory and practical strategies, this timely book portrays how real school leaders seek, create, and sustain equitable schools, especially for marginalized students.



Detracking for Excellence and Equity

Detracking for Excellence and Equity Author Carol Corbett Burris
ISBN-10 9781416616634
Release 2008-08-15
Pages 180
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Ability grouping. Leveling systems. Streaming. This is the modern way of talking about tracking -- the traditional practice of sorting and selecting students based on test scores and other criteria, and then steering these groups into "the most appropriate" course of study. In 1987, New York's suburban Rockville Centre School District faced the fact that its longstanding tracking system was resulting in unequal educational opportunities and allowing racial and socioeconomic stratification of its student population. School leaders embarked on an ambitious program of reform: reexamining beliefs about intelligence, ability, and instruction, and offering all students the opportunity to study a rigorous curriculum in heterogeneous classrooms. In this book, authors Carol Corbett Burris and Delia T. Garrity, veterans of the Rockville Centre School District, offer an experience-based and research-supported argument that detracking--implemented with planning, patience, and persistence--can do in every school district what it did in theirs: raise achievement across the board and dramatically narrow the achievement gap. Their main goal is a practical one: to provide educational leaders with proven strategies for launching, sustaining, and monitoring a successful detracking reform. Here, you'll read * Why detracking is necessary, the benefits it brings, and how to build support among teachers and parents * How to revise curriculum to "level-up" instruction * How to establish a multiyear, personalized professional development program to help teachers address new instructional needs * How to best support effective teaching and learning in a heterogeneous classroom Detracking for Excellence and Equity outlines a comprehensive approach built on self-reflection, direct action, vigilant supervision, and a set of very clear beliefs: that schools and opportunity matter; that acceleration and enrichment will improve all students' achievement; and that all students deserve access to the best curriculum.



Using Equity Audits to Create Equitable and Excellent Schools

Using Equity Audits to Create Equitable and Excellent Schools Author Linda Skrla
ISBN-10 9781452272276
Release 2009-05-05
Pages 152
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Use the power of equity audits to help eliminate achievement gaps and educational bias! Grounded solidly in theory and the use of data, this resource provides practical, easy-to-implement strategies for effectively using equity audits to ensure a high-quality education for all students, regardless of socio-economic class. Readers will discover how to increase equity awareness at school and district levels and remedy inequalities in teacher quality, program design, and student achievement by using: A set of “inequity indicators” for evaluating schools, generating essential data, and identifying problem areas Nine skill sets for improved equity-oriented teaching Charts, graphs, and support materials that can be customized for specific settings



Reframing Teacher Leadership to Improve Your School

Reframing Teacher Leadership to Improve Your School Author Douglas B. Reeves
ISBN-10 9781416616658
Release 2008-05-15
Pages 204
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Do you want your school or district to truly become a learning organization? How do you foster lasting and meaningful change? How do you avoid rejection of your new approach to teaching and learning? If you've been involved in a school change effort, you most likely have struggled with these questions. To ease this struggle, Douglas B. Reeves has proposed a new framework to promote effective change efforts through teacher leadership. In this book, you will explore not only cutting-edge research findings, but also practical applications that can help improve student achievement and educational equity. You can learn how to achieve lasting results as an educator and school leader. You can learn from other teacher researchers how to infuse your classroom, school, or district with enthusiasm, meaningful teaching, improved results, and greater satisfaction. Even as you strive for innovation, you naturally want to avoid having the next new thing become the latest old thing. To achieve lasting change, educators must embrace evidence-based decision making rather than the fact-free debate. Reeves has found that educators more readily accept decisions they disagree with if they believe the decision-making process was fair--not based on opinion or hierarchy. Reeves aims for you to help him build a network of teacher leaders based on this new evidence-based framework that will foster resilient learning organizations. Come along--explore, act, and share.



Growing Into Equity

Growing Into Equity Author Sonia Caus Gleason
ISBN-10 9781452287652
Release 2013-07-25
Pages 216
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High-Achieving Students and Teachers—Winning Strategies from Title I Schools! This illuminating book shows how four outstanding Title I schools make the goal of personalized learning a reality for every student and every teacher. The common thread is commitment to equity—the belief that every child can achieve. Readers will find: Guidance on identifying obstacles to equity within your school and building a case for personalized learning Case studies showing the lived values, practices, and leadership that have helped schools transform learning How-to’s and templates for creating a team-based professional development program that helps teachers individualize instruction



Leading Academic Achievement for English Language Learners

Leading Academic Achievement for English Language Learners Author Betty J. Alford
ISBN-10 9781412981606
Release 2011-03-28
Pages 148
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This practical guide equips school leaders to shape a culture conducive to high academic achievement for English language learners. Includes case studies and quick reference charts.



Connecting leadership with learning

Connecting leadership with learning Author Michael A. Copland
ISBN-10 1416604049
Release 2006-10
Pages 280
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Connecting leadership with learning has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Connecting leadership with learning also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Connecting leadership with learning book for free.



The Principal as Leader

The Principal as Leader Author Larry W. Hughes
ISBN-10 0136295851
Release 1999
Pages 346
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Unlike other books on the subject, this exploration of the principal as leader -- rather than as manager -- offers a variety of perspectives by well-known education authorities. It explores the dimensions of school leadership both in theory and in practice and demonstrates how principals can substantially improve instruction. Discusses the nature of leadership and new challenges that must be faced; the effective use of computers as a management and instructional tool; and how principals can help improve instruction -- based on their own behavior, the climate of the school, and the improvement of instructional practice. Covers a multitude of issues -- e.g., the decentralization of decision-making to school sites, restructuring the curriculum to become more responsive to children's needs, the implications that demographic shifts have on school programming, human resource development, and the legal and ethical framework surrounding the issues. Includes a case study or application in each chapter. For those preparing to be school executives.