Education

Principals and Teachers Can’t Do It All

Principals and Teachers Can’t Do It All

Author: Charles A. Bonnici

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781475857122

Category: Education

Page: 161

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Today, the entire success of a school seems to be the responsibility of the principal and the teachers. The thesis of this book is that principals and teachers can only take a school so far because of other factors that also impact on the success or failure of a school: (1) Federal, state, local and district regulations and policies; (2) the physical plant and location of the school; (3) parents; (4) students; (5) the non-teaching staff. The book explores all these, but also has an underlying theme: Money It is a cliché that if a school has more money, it will have better results. Monies allocated to education do have an impact, but poverty level and income inequality have an equal if not greater impact on school success on the national, state and local levels. Principals and teachers have absolutely no control on poverty and income inequality which negatively impact schools regardless of how dedicated and hard-working the pedagogical staff. After exploring the other factors impacting on school success, the book will look at teachers and principals, not from the viewpoint of what they can do, but the viewpoint of their limitations. Much of this is economic, leading to high staff turnover and therefore a lack of continuity in a school.
Education

Culture Re-Boot

Culture Re-Boot

Author: Leslie S. Kaplan

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452277950

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 730

Your start up menu for super-charged culture change School culture is the invisible thread woven throughout your school that defines everything from dress codes to student success. Packed with workable strategies and real-life stories of culture re-boots, this practical handbook for change shows you how to: Be the transformational leader your school needs to reinvigorate your school culture Establish a student-centered learning culture focused on student outcomes Engage teachers in culture-focused leadership teams to support teacher and student learning Get parents and community on-board to collaborate for student achievement Connect professional development and school culture for maximum results
Business & Economics

Your First Year as Principal

Your First Year as Principal

Author: Tena Green

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781601386243

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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As you sit at your desk behind the door ominously marked âeoePrincipalâe(tm)s Office,âe you are suddenly struck with a feeling of terror; what have you gotten yourself into? Being a principal is a difficult job filled with great responsibility and stress. Before you panic, you should know that most principals survive the first year. However, Your First Year as a Principal will help make the first year easier, providing you with all the information you did not learn in school. With the help of this extensively researched book, first-year principals will learn how to step out from behind the previous principalâe(tm)s shadow, how to make changes without changing too much too soon, and how to deal with teachers, parents, and students. You will also learn how to handle the stresses of the job, how to find a mentor, and how to plan for public relations. You will learn about the common mistakes first-year principals make and how to avoid them. You will learn about all of the duties that fall on your shoulders and how to handle that responsibility. You will also learn how to build strong relationships with teachers and staff, how to pick your battles, how to handle bullying in your school, how to boost staff morale, how to discipline students, and how to deal with conflicts. Ultimately, you will clearly understand what comes with being a principal. You will be able to clarify and define your roles, expectations, and responsibilities. Novice and veteran principals alike, who have all previously been in your position, offer their advice and tips on surviving your first year and excelling beyond. Also included are from-the-headlines blurbs to help you handle recent education policy changes. Whether you are the principal of a small, large, public, private, charter, urban, rural, or suburban school, Your First Year as a Principal will be an indispensable companion. With the help of this book, not only will you survive, you will also enthusiastically look forward to your sophomore year. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company presidentâe(tm)s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.
Education

Introduction to the Principalship

Introduction to the Principalship

Author: Leslie S. Kaplan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317806066

Category: Education

Page: 346

View: 844

The latest leadership textbook from respected author team Kaplan and Owings explores how principals can effectively build a culture around student achievement. Introduction to the Principalship helps aspiring principals understand how to develop a vision for improvement, make decisions and manage conflict, build teachers’ capacity, communicate, monitor the organization’s performance, and create a school climate of mutual respect. This important book provides readers with various leadership concepts to inform their practice, as well as the cognitive and practical tools to evaluate and prioritize what leadership actions to take. Each chapter offers opportunities for readers to create personal meaning and explore new ways of doing leadership to advance a positive, person-focused environment. Providing both the theoretical framework and skills for effective practice, Introduction to the Principalship addresses the issues most urgent and relevant for educational leadership graduate students learning how to build a school culture that promotes every student’s success. Special Features: • Learning Objectives—chapter openers introduce the topic and initiate student thinking. • Reflections and Relevance —interactive exercises, role plays, class activities, and assignments help readers think about content in personally meaningful ways, facilitate understanding of chapter content, and help transfer leadership thinking to action in their own schools. • ISLLC Standards—each chapter is aligned to the 2015 Interstate School Leadership Licensure Standards. • Companion Website—includes links to supplemental material, additional readings, and PowerPoints for instructors.
Education

The Survival Kit for the Elementary School Principal

The Survival Kit for the Elementary School Principal

Author: Abby Barry Bergman

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412972772

Category: Education

Page: 409

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For the new and veteran elementary school principal, here is a unique "survival kit" packed with tested advice, practical guidelines, and ready-to-use materials for all aspects of your job. From the perspective of an author with twnty-five years experience, this book offers techniques such as creating a school vision, building and sustaining morale, utilizing technology, and long-term, strategic school planning. The included companion CD-ROM serves as the perfect enhancement to this book. This time saving device contains all of the book's forms, checklists and letters for easy print out and use.
Education

The Principal's Companion

The Principal's Companion

Author: Pam Robbins

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452287546

Category: Education

Page: 409

View: 878

The classic personal guide for principals, updated to address today’s challenges Of all the elements needed for a successful school, a competent, responsive and visionary principal may be the most important. And for over a decade, principals of all experience levels have turned to The Principal’s Companion for ideas, techniques and reflective opportunities that help them do their jobs better. The thoroughly updated fourth edition covers big-picture strategies and day-to-day tactics such as: The principal’s many roles Critical skills for effective leadership Honoring the school’s mission Working together to build a learning community Starting effectively and staying the course
Education

Leadership from the Ground Up

Leadership from the Ground Up

Author: Michele A. Acker-Hocevar

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781617356520

Category: Education

Page: 297

View: 211

This book chronicles the journey of seven schools serving students of poverty, English Language Learners (ELLs), and students of color, which were able to sustain school improvement for a decade on either state and/or national criteria that measure student performance outcomes. The book shares stories of these seven schools and demonstrates that it takes an entire school working together with their communities, adding to the social and cultural capital of their students and families, to create and nurture what we call a Learning Partnership for sustainable school improvement. The answers for how these schools sustained school improvement and are effective schools is evident from their school student metrics that validate the school’s ability to meet and sustain external mandates of high performance over time. The seven individual case stories illustrate that what matters most is what happens in the school itself. It is the internal culture of caring and respecting each other and working from an additive perspective of valuing students for their unique gifts and abilities, rather than exclusively focusing on increasing test scores that makes these school stories unique. This is not about heroic leadership but leadership spread out and shared among professionals working together to achieve common goals around shared values and beliefs. This book is about using resources in ways that value human capital as the greatest asset in the school to ensure that educators feel a sense of commitment, connection, and passion for their work together with students, their families, and their communities that enable them to excel together. We offer readers seven cases that demonstrate there is no cookie cutter approach to having an effective school. Rather, there is a theory-in-practice that grounds the Learning Partnership depicted as a tree within a sustainable school improvement culture. This sustainable culture connects shared leadership and accountability, resourcefulness, a humanistic philosophy, additive schooling and results in an organization synergy that sustains organizational and collective efficacy for achieving results in these schools that other educators in schools with similar demographics are often unable to sustain or attain.
Education

EduKate Me II: A Survival Guide for the First Year Principal: Unspoken Commandments of School Leadership

EduKate Me II: A Survival Guide for the First Year Principal: Unspoken Commandments of School Leadership

Author: Ed Yergalonis

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781483416311

Category: Education

Page:

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You have just been appointed as the principal of the school. Your enthusiasm bubbles over until you are faced with your first crisis. Then you stop and pause and realize that no one ever told you how to handle these things. This book will help you navigate your journey. It will help you deal with the realities of your new life, that of a school principal. You quickly learn that this is not what you signed up for. You wanted to be an instructional leader and yet you find that you spend no time on that part of your job. You are doing everything but what you had hoped for. In your sleepless nights you ask yourself over and over again, “why didn’t anyone tell me about this?” This book will help you answer this question. The author skillfully uses a set of commandments to help explain the realities of being a principal. It will be your survival guide. The commandments include topics such as: • Thou shalt always tell the truth, yet people do not want to hear the truth.
Education

Principals Who Dare to Care

Principals Who Dare to Care

Author: A. William Place

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317926566

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 396

n this inspirational book, veteran teacher and school leader Will Place shares the importance of caring about others. He explains the concepts that are vital to a successful principalship: leadership, management, knowledge, and accountability - and caring. Drawing on personal experience and detailed examples, Place conveys the very human need for caring and its essential role in the success of a school.
Education

The Savvy Principal

The Savvy Principal

Author: Jody Capelluti

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 9781610486279

Category: Education

Page: 130

View: 981

This book provides specific and candid suggestions and ideas for becoming a standout leader. It recommends actions and strategies to positively influence others behavior. It also suggests tactics and actions to avoid. Because, in reality, if principals are successful: students, teachers, schools and superintendents will benefit. And if this is the case; it naturally follows that school boards, parents and communities will be proud and pleased with what is happening in their schools. Everyone wins when the principal is successful.
Education

More Practical Advice for Principals

More Practical Advice for Principals

Author: Albert Lee Snow

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 1578860784

Category: Education

Page: 116

View: 527

Here is an overview of how to get started as a principal that provides practical strategies for dealing with common school problems. Snow also provides more strategies for working on problems covered in the first book, Practical Advice for Principals, such as academic improvement and school safety.
Education

The National Teacher

The National Teacher

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044102790474

Category: Education

Page:

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