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BPO 100 - Best Practices in Online Teaching and Learning: BPO 100 - Usewick
"Why do I lead?" With this deceptively simple question, best-selling author Baruti K. Kafele begins a powerful examination of what it takes to make a school community achieve the greatest success in the classroom and beyond. In The Principal 50: Critical Leadership Questions for Inspiring Schoolwide Excellence, Kafele, a veteran school administrator, guides motivated school leaders through 50 self-reflection exercises designed to yield a deeper understanding of the meaning behind the work that they do. Along with many other insights, this book shows how best to* Inspire and motivate students, teachers, and other school staff to approach their work with vigor and purpose;* Ensure that all students, regardless of color, creed, or origin, are valued and represented in the school culture; * Focus mission and vision statements to address students' most critical needs and integrate shared values and objectives into the fabric of the school; and* Engage parents and other community members so that they feel a stake in the school's success. Brimming with passion, written from the heart, and informed by hard-earned experience, this transformative book is essential reading for principals and other building-level administrators determined to reinvigorate their practice, revitalize their staff, and--most importantly--guarantee the strongest outcomes for students.
An Administrative Handbook by Larry J. Stevens
Call Number: 372.12012 S844 1st Floor
Publication Date: 2001-07-11
Would you like to become a more successful principal? Then utilize a fellow principal's two decades of experience, and avoid costly trial-and-error techniques that add to your stress and can damage your career and your school. The topics in this handbook cover timesaving techniques, improving communication, sensible budgetary procedures, developing vision statements for school development, and more. Each detailed chapter is highly goals-oriented and provides practical, time-tested advice that can encourage veteran principals as well as those just beginning.
Being a Successful Principal by David R. Schumaker; William A. Sommers
Call Number: 371.2012 S392 1st Floor
Publication Date: 2000-10-25
The book is intended to provide practical solutions to everyday problems that principals encounter. It is also a guideline for becoming a true leader and leading for school change. The authors organize the book around three principals of Cognitive Coaching: developing trust, learning, and holonomy. Each chapter will have a theme, research citations for further reading, and anecdotal stories about what worked in real schools. This is not a book of theory, but a book built on the lived experiences of school principals.
Bridge the achievement gap with proven strategies for student success Breakthrough Principals debunks the myth of the 'superhero' principal by detailing the common actions and practices of leaders at our nation's fastest-gaining public schools. Based on the authors' Transformational Leadership Framework, which they developed through in-depth study of more than 100 high-gaining, high-poverty schools, the book distills findings into a practical, action-focused plan for diagnosing school needs and implementing structures, systems and practices that accelerate student achievement. Brought to life by case studies of principals who have led dramatic gains in student achievement, the book is a how-to guide for increasing the quality of teaching and learning; improving school culture; attracting and supporting high-performing teachers; and involving parents and community to help students achieve. You'll learn how breakthrough principals make the school's mission a real part of both strategy and practice, and set up sustainable systems that support consistent, ongoing improvement. High-impact practices are organized into five broad categories: learning and teaching, school-wide culture, aligned staff, operations and systems, and personal leadership. The primary job of school leadership is to help students succeed. It begins with first recognizing and prioritizing areas of need, then finding and implementing the most effective solutions. Whether you work in a turn around environment, or want to make a good school better, this book will give you a set of concrete practices'illustrated through examples of real principals in real schools'that have been proven to work. Discover the primary drivers of student achievement Work toward the school's vision in staffing, operations, and systems Set the tone for all relationships and practices with good leadership Closing the achievement gap is a major goal of educational leadership, and principals are forever searching for viable methods that help them better serve their students. Breakthrough Principals unveils the details behind the success stories from across the nation to provide a roadmap to transformative gains.
NOTE: These titles are not available at Hoover Library.
The Role of the Principal in Development by Joel M. Konzen
Publication Date: 1991-01-01
Presents the principal's responsibilities in establishing and advancing the school's development program.
Beginning the Principalship by John C. Daresh; Vincent Ferrandino (Foreword by); Gerald N. Tirozzi (Foreword by)
Publication Date: 2006-03-13
'You cannot take on the principalship and view it as a job . . . . Simply stated, you have to view it as a special calling' - Jim Kelch, from Beginning the Principalship, Third Edition. The best way to learn the ropes is to have an expert at your side. Beginning the Principalship, Third Edition is exactly that kind of essential encouragement and help you need. Filled with updated and new information designed to help you survive your first years as headteacher, this new edition of John C. Daresh′s bestseller provides the resources you need to become a strong and effective leader. Find out how you can o Manage others′ expectations of you as headteacher; o Master the technical skills necessary to run a school; o Create and clarify your personal professional growth plan; o Work effectively with the community; o Incorporate staff in school goals and initiatives; o Work more effectively with parents. In compelling scenarios from new headteachers, Daresh focuses on the practical skills for developing a network, the process of finding mentors, and the importance of professional organizations. With the tools this guide offers, you will build the skills you need to thrive as a principal, growing more comfortable-and more confident-in your role as school leader!