Education

What Do Principals Do?

What Do Principals Do?

Author: Jonathan Hurst

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781648024870

Category: Education

Page: 353

View: 499

What Do Principals Do? provides a comprehensive and expansive look into a high school principal’s job. Rather than a survey asking principals how much time they spend on various tasks, this work provides empirical evidence of exactly what a principal does every day of the year and how much time he spends doing it. Based on the results of a three-year longitudinal study conducted by a California High School Principal of the Year (Association of California School Administrators, 2012), this book reveals precisely what a principal does, when he does it, and how much time he spends doing it. The study identifies 72 discrete tasks performed by principals and examines how much time (disaggregated by day, week, month, and year) they spend on each of those 72 tasks. The results of the data collection are the foundation of the book. The findings are supplemented with explanations and analyses that reveal the workings of K-12 education and give readers a glimpse of life in a comprehensive high school. This is a must read for everyone considering a life in public school administration. The author, Dr. Jonathan Hurst, the longest running principal in Elsinore High School’s 130-year history, provides insightful commentary and relevant anecdotes from a rich and rewarding career served in a large comprehensive high school in Southern California. This book provides detailed, quantitative evidence and an explanation for just what a principal does and how much time he spends doing it. In the process, it demonstrates the requisite skills for effective school governance, administrative multi-tasking, and productive principal behavior. Data collected covers three years and encompasses over 20,500 tasks and 7,500 hours of work. This is a useful augmentation to existing administrative credential course readings as it provides evidence for what the research and authors are saying and demonstrates those skills, procedures, and operations that are an everyday part of a school administrator’s job. But the appeal for What Do Principal’s Do? goes beyond those seeking knowledge about educational administration. Besides the facts and figures about how a principal spends his time, Dr. Hurst offers explanations for why and how the time is spent, and he provides insight into the educational scene. This book has appeal for students in teacher education programs, because it explains school communities and life in a school system, and that also makes it appealing to the lay person or parent who wants to understand how schools work.
Education

What Successful Principals Do

What Successful Principals Do

Author: Franzy Fleck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317925750

Category: Education

Page: 242

View: 252

Here are practical insights from an experienced principal about how to run a successful school. Organized into three sections (Beginning the School Year, During the School Year, and Ending the School Year) these tips are powerful and attainable. Each one is introduced by an inspiring quote, followed by practical advice on how to implement the strategy. The 169 tips include: Encourage Staff to Set Improvement Goals, Take Staff on Neighborhood Visits, Call Parents with Good News Early, Learn What Parents and Students Want, Give Messages That Students Are Safe, Stress Procedures Early, Be Visible Daily, Keep No Secrets from Your Staff, Don't Make Decisions to Keep Friends, Don't Wait for Group Consensus, Praise Twice, Be a Nurturing Leader, Use Peer Pressure, Let Kids Work It Out, Have Family Night Activities, Admit Mistakes, Learn to Handle Complaints to Your Superiors, Have Written Goals and Update Them Regularly, See the School through the Parent's Eyes, and It Is Better to Do a Few Things Well.
Juvenile Nonfiction

What Do They Do? Principals

What Do They Do? Principals

Author: Gaetano Capici

Publisher: Cherry Lake

ISBN: 9781602798182

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 790

The books in the Community Connections Library help kids understand the world around them. What Do They Do? Principals, gives young readers an idea of the role that Principals play in making schools safe and enjoyable places to learn.
Education

Study Guide: What Great Principals Do Differently

Study Guide: What Great Principals Do Differently

Author: Beth Whitaker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317925002

Category: Education

Page: 93

View: 270

Designed to be used by facilitators and participants in seminars, book study groups, or other professional development events, this book guides critical thinking, collaboration, and professional growth based on the concepts in Todd Whitaker's best-selling title, What Great Principals Do Differently (2nd edition). Each chapter includes: Key Concepts Discussion Questions Journal Prompts Group Activities Application Strategies With this Study Guide, you can gain a deeper understanding of Whitaker's acclaimed book and learn how to apply his concepts and ideas in daily practices.
Education

What Great Principals Do Differently

What Great Principals Do Differently

Author: Todd Whitaker

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000052640

Category: Education

Page: 178

View: 219

What are the attitudes and actions that make great principals stand out? In this internationally renowned bestseller, Todd Whitaker reveals the 20 keys to effective school leadership. This essential third edition features helpful new strategies for recruiting talent through better interview and reference questions, as well as tips for retaining talent. It also offers a new section on how leadership is not an event, but rather requires a consistent approach to affect the climate and eventually shape the culture of your school. Perfect for new and experienced principals, for independent professional reading or for leadership courses, this practical book will leave you feeling inspired and ready to do the things that matter most for the people who ultimately matter most—the students.
Education

Study Guide: What Great Principals Do Differently

Study Guide: What Great Principals Do Differently

Author: Todd Whitaker

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000196719

Category: Education

Page: 106

View: 361

Written to accompany the third edition of Todd Whitaker's bestselling title, What Great Principals Do Differently, this study guide can be used by facilitators and participants in workshops, webinars, book study groups, or other professional development events. The guide features a variety of strategies and activities that will help principals apply the book’s concepts to their own situation, so they can get the most out of the book, increase their professional growth, and have a greater impact as school leaders. Each chapter includes: Key Concepts Discussion Questions Journal Prompts Group Activities Application Strategies With this study guide, you can gain a deeper understanding of Whitaker's acclaimed book and learn how to apply his concepts and ideas in daily practices.

Study Guide--What Great Principals Do Differently, 2nd Edition

Study Guide--What Great Principals Do Differently, 2nd Edition

Author:

Publisher: Eye On Education

ISBN: 9781596672062

Category:

Page: 114

View: 798

What Do Principals Do?

What Do Principals Do?

Author: Jonathan Hurst

Publisher: Information Age Publishing

ISBN: 1648024858

Category:

Page: 354

View: 305

What Do Principals Do? provides a comprehensive and expansive look into a high school principal's job. Rather than a survey asking principals how much time they spend on various tasks, this work provides empirical evidence of exactly what a principal does every day of the year and how much time he spends doing it. Based on the results of a three-year longitudinal study conducted by a California High School Principal of the Year (Association of California School Administrators, 2012), this book reveals precisely what a principal does, when he does it, and how much time he spends doing it. The study identifies 72 discrete tasks performed by principals and examines how much time (disaggregated by day, week, month, and year) they spend on each of those 72 tasks. The results of the data collection are the foundation of the book. The findings are supplemented with explanations and analyses that reveal the workings of K-12 education and give readers a glimpse of life in a comprehensive high school. This is a must read for everyone considering a life in public school administration. The author, Dr. Jonathan Hurst, the longest running principal in Elsinore High School's 130-year history, provides insightful commentary and relevant anecdotes from a rich and rewarding career served in a large comprehensive high school in Southern California. This book provides detailed, quantitative evidence and an explanation for just what a principal does and how much time he spends doing it. In the process, it demonstrates the requisite skills for effective school governance, administrative multi-tasking, and productive principal behavior. Data collected covers three years and encompasses over 20,500 tasks and 7,500 hours of work. This is a useful augmentation to existing administrative credential course readings as it provides evidence for what the research and authors are saying and demonstrates those skills, procedures, and operations that are an everyday part of a school administrator's job. But the appeal for What Do Principal's Do? goes beyond those seeking knowledge about educational administration. Besides the facts and figures about how a principal spends his time, Dr. Hurst offers explanations for why and how the time is spent, and he provides insight into the educational scene. This book has appeal for students in teacher education programs, because it explains school communities and life in a school system, and that also makes it appealing to the lay person or parent who wants to understand how schools work.
Education

From Good Schools to Great Schools

From Good Schools to Great Schools

Author: Susan P. Gray

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412948999

Category: Education

Page: 185

View: 924

This comprehensive resource examines lessons from the private sector, provides case studies of "star" principals, and offers reflection questions for more effective application of leadership principles.
School administrators

Principals, what They Do and who They are

Principals, what They Do and who They are

Author: Gilbert R. Weldy

Publisher: National Assn of Secondary School

ISBN: STANFORD:36105031425114

Category: School administrators

Page: 88

View: 164

Reference

Jsl Vol 7-N3

Jsl Vol 7-N3

Author: JOURNAL OF SCHOOL LEADERSHIP

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475817430

Category: Reference

Page: 103

View: 394

The Journal of School Leadership is broadening the conversation about schools and leadership and is currently accepting manuscripts. We welcome manuscripts based on cutting-edge research from a wide variety of theoretical perspectives and methodological orientations. The editorial team is particularly interested in working with international authors, authors from traditionally marginalized populations, and in work that is relevant to practitioners around the world. Growing numbers of educators and professors look to the six bimonthly issues to: deal with problems directly related to contemporary school leadership practice teach courses on school leadership and policy use as a quality reference in writing articles about school leadership and improvement.
Curriculum change

Rethinking Reform

Rethinking Reform

Author: Herbert J. Walberg

Publisher: Reston, Va. : National Association of Secondary School Principals

ISBN: 0882101935

Category: Curriculum change

Page: 84

View: 599

Principals can meet the challenges posed by the educational reform movement only by identifying and confronting each dilemma and exerting educational leadership amidst all the confusion. This report discusses leadership dilemmas and suggests effective strategies for resolving them. The title of each chapter is in the form of a question. The introductory chapter offers concise definitions that answer the question, "what dilemmas?" The second chapter asks if reforms are like swinging pendulums and details patterns of reaction and counterreaction in past and present reform movements. The solution is not the midpoint balance, but Dewey's method of abandoning opposing opinions and approaching the problem in a new light. Unfortunately, there has been no impartial body to speak out for American public education since the Educational Policies Commission's demise almost 20 years ago. Meanwhile, principals must learn to be educational leaders, not mere managers, and schools must rise above fads to reflect the best in society. The next chapter questions whether reforms are needed and responds affirmatively on the basis of recent blue ribbon reports and changes in public support and student demographics. Succeeding chapters explore curriculum design and integration, facets of school administration, the plight of high risk youth facing more stringent academic standards, and school scheduling alternatives. The last two chapters focus on educational quality, reviewing effective instruction elements and teachers' expectations regarding low achievers. References are included at the end of each chapter. (MLH)