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A School Leader's Guide to Excellence

A School Leader's Guide to Excellence

Author: Carmen Farina

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 0325060924

Category: Education

Page: 194

View: 447

"The first priority for school leaders is to understand that problems cannot define a vision nor become its end point. Instead, they are opportunities to include stakeholders in formulating the vision." - Carmen Farina and Laura Kotch This updated edition of A School Leader's Guide to Excellence models exactly how current Chancellor of New York City Public Schools, Carmen Farina, and former Executive Director of Professional Development for the New York City Department of Education, Laura Kotch, transform struggling schools and make good schools great. Carmen and Laura "believe that conversations and collaboration work better than competition and isolation, and that excellence can be shared and replicated. The building blocks of what works well in one classroom or school can be exported to build consistency and community across classrooms and schools." Their plan shows precisely how to envision success and share your plan, collaborate inside your building and outside it to build the momentum for change then focus everyone's energy toward accomplishing even your highest goals.

A School Leader's Guide to Excellence

A School Leader's Guide to Excellence

Author: Carmen Fariña

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131783040

Category: Education

Page: 190

View: 711

Is something - no matter how big or small - holding your school back? If so, turn to Carmen Farina and Laura Kotch. In New York City they've transformed struggling schools into excellent schools and made good ones great. And in A School Leader's Guide to Excellence they'll show you a direct, detailed road to improving schoolwide achievement. Farina and Kotch present their ideas with step-by-step instructions, implementation and evaluation advice, artifacts of their own reform efforts, and all the modifiable forms and documents you'll need.

A School Leader's Guide to Excellence, Updated Edition (Print EBook Bundle)

A School Leader's Guide to Excellence, Updated Edition (Print EBook Bundle)

Author: Carmen Farina

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 0325061718

Category: Education

Page: 194

View: 618

"The first priority for school leaders is to understand that problems cannot define a vision nor become its end point. Instead, they are opportunities to include stakeholders in formulating the vision." - Carmen Farina and Laura Kotch This updated edition of A School Leader's Guide to Excellence models exactly how current Chancellor of New York City Public Schools, Carmen Farina, and former Executive Director of Professional Development for the New York City Department of Education, Laura Kotch, transform struggling schools and make good schools great. Carmen and Laura "believe that conversations and collaboration work better than competition and isolation, and that excellence can be shared and replicated. The building blocks of what works well in one classroom or school can be exported to build consistency and community across classrooms and schools." Their plan shows precisely how to envision success and share your plan, collaborate inside your building and outside it to build the momentum for change then focus everyone's energy toward accomplishing even your highest goals.

Learning First!

Learning First!

Author: Carolyn J. Kelley

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412966973

Category: Education

Page: 189

View: 951

Combine this research-based, collaborative framework with four critical dimensions of leadership to advance equity and excellence in student learning and close student achievement gaps in your school.

Teaching Matters Most

Teaching Matters Most

Author: Thomas M. McCann

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452205106

Category: Education

Page: 181

View: 497

This book's three-step process outlines how to envision what great teaching looks like, measure current instruction against that standard, and work relentlessly to improve instruction accordingly.

A School Leader's Guide to Implementing the Common Core

A School Leader's Guide to Implementing the Common Core

Author: Gloria D. Campbell-Whatley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317670698

Category: Education

Page: 172

View: 405

This accessible resource addresses the problems, challenges, and issues that general and special education leaders frequently face on a day-to-day basis in implementing the Common Core standards in their schools. Grounded in best practices from current literature, this text provides leaders with practical solutions to working with teachers and differentiating instruction for all students—including students with special needs, ESL, and ELL learners. A School Leader’s Guide to Implementing the Common Core presents a cohesive framework and offers viable options for effective inclusive instruction based on students‘ varied learning needs. Special Features: Vignettes and "Research-Based Practical Tips" offer concrete connections to school contexts and illustrate practical applications. Explores current trends in Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), and Response to Intervention (RTI), and how they relate to the Common Core Standards. Guides leaders through the development of effective policies for culturally responsive instruction in the classroom.

School Leader's Guide to the Common Core

School Leader's Guide to the Common Core

Author: James A. Bellanca

Publisher: Solution Tree Press

ISBN: 9781936764471

Category: Education

Page: 80

View: 481

Implement the Common Core State Standards with downloadable reproducibles, lists of resources to support the many topics affected, discussion questions, and relevant information to share with your colleagues. Explore the background of the standards and the changes that must take place to meet them. The authors offer five principles for school leaders on effective coaching and feedback.

The School Leader's Guide to Professional Learning Communities at Workâ„¢

The School Leader's Guide to Professional Learning Communities at Workâ„¢

Author: Richard DuFour

Publisher: Solution Tree Press

ISBN: 9781935543381

Category: Education

Page: 248

View: 487

Are you a K–8 principal ready to implement the PLC at WorkTM process? Two experienced practitioners show you how to explore the critical components needed to lay the foundation of a PLC, including how to develop a structure that supports collaborative teams, how to focus on effective monitoring strategies, how to reflect on your communication effectiveness, and more.

Seven Secrets of the Savvy School Leader

Seven Secrets of the Savvy School Leader

Author: Robert Evans

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470507322

Category: Education

Page: 160

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The keys to having an outstanding career as a school leader. The American educational system is in crisis; trends of recent years have been extraordinarily hard on educators. An entire generation of school leaders is retiring, many of them early, and the number of candidates applying to replace them is plummeting. In many districts, applications have shrunk by nearly two-thirds. Seven Secrets of The Savvy School Leader hopes to counteract these glum statistics by giving both aspiring and experienced school leaders important survival tools, and encouraging long-term leaders to renew their faith in their own abilities. Describes the innate tensions inherent in leadership Explores the difference between dilemmas and problems Encourages leaders to make change by making meaning Offers guidance for being your best and bold self Written an expert on school leadership who has worked closely with thousands of schools over the years, the book will help anyone serving as or considering becoming a school administrator.

The Educational Leader's Guide to Improvement Science

The Educational Leader's Guide to Improvement Science

Author: Robert Crow

Publisher: Myers Education Press

ISBN: 9781975500979

Category: Education

Page: 230

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The Educational Leader’s Guide to Improvement Science: Data, Design and Cases for Reflection is a collection illustrating applied organizational problem-solving using methods of improvement science in educational leadership. Early chapters introduce improvement science and then the reader is led through a logical sequence of inquiry, presented with cases of educational dilemma matched with principles of improvement science and provided examples of research methodology applied in context. Because improvement science research is so quickly becoming a signature pedagogy and core subject area of inquiry in the field of educational leadership, the literature is still scant in its coverage of improvement science models; it is the purpose of this publication to fill the void by providing concrete examples, through case studies, of instances where improvement research methods and analyses can be embedded to enhance and strengthen efforts at organizational improvement. This text concentrates on the elements faculty, students, and administrators need; specific models where improvement science frameworks enhance the reliability and validity of improvement or quality enhancement efforts. Perfect for courses such as: Introduction to Improvement Science, Seminar/Practicum in Educational Leadership, Introduction to Program Evaluation, Educational Research for Administrators, Action Research for School Practitioners, Educational Research, School Improvement, and Teacher Leadership.

The School Leader’s Guide to Restorative School Discipline

The School Leader’s Guide to Restorative School Discipline

Author: Luanna H. Meyer

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452283777

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 830

A positive model for restorative discipline The authors provide a research-based and field-tested model that gives school leaders more productive alternatives to punishment, exclusion, and out-of-school suspension. This positive program helps improve behavior and keep students in school. This guide’s model covers school-wide prevention, restoration, and intervention needs for students with emotional, behavioral, and conduct disorders (such as bullying) as well as developmental disabilities and autism. Key topics include: The latest research on the effectiveness of restorative discipline How to implement a comprehensive, school-wide discipline plan Ways to support and sustain the plan with teacher teams Networking with community services such as child protection, child welfare, juvenile justice, and mental health professionals