Dancing in the Rain: Leading with Compassion, Vitality, and Mindfulness in Education

Harvard Education Press - Every day, education leaders find themselves swamped in a maelstrom of pressures that add to the complex challenges of educating all students to a high level. Dancing in the rain offers a lively and accessible guide aimed at helping education leaders thrive under pressure by developing the inner strengths of mindfulness and self-compassion, expressing emotions wisely, and maintaining a clear focus on the values that matter most.

In this concise volume, murphy draws on a combination of Eastern contemplative traditions and Western psychology, as well as his own experience and research in the field of education leadership. With humor and compassion, dancing in the Rain shows educators how to lead lives of consequence and purpose in the face of life’s inescapable downpours.

Dancing in the Rain: Leading with Compassion, Vitality, and Mindfulness in Education - Murphy, a scholar and former dean who has written and taught about the inner life of education leaders, argues that the main barrier to thriving as leaders is not the outside pressures we face, but how we respond to them inside our minds and hearts. Jerome T.  . He presents a series of exercises and activities to help educators take discomfort more in stride, savor the joys and satisfactions of leadership work, and thrive as effective leaders guided by heartfelt values.





Hacking Leadership: 10 Ways Great Leaders Inspire Learning That Teachers, Students, and Parents Love Hack Learning Series Volume 5

Times 10 Publications - The best leaders lead from the middlewhen school leaders join teachers, and parents in a collaborative effort to improve teaching and learning,  achievement soars and schools turn into vibrant communities, students, filled with enthusiastic members. Teaching and learning feel too much like work with constant emphasis on higher test scores and teacher accountability, it's easy for schools to become places filled with stress and despair, making teachers dread going to work and students disdain lessons and activities.

It's time to bring fun back to school in hacking Leadership, award-winning school administrators Joe Sanfelippo and Tony Sinanis demonstrate how to increase learning by leaving the office and engaging directly with all teachers and learners. These experienced, decisive leaders, thoughtful, share amazing, real anecdotes that make you feel like you're listening to trusted friends sitting in your living room.

Hacking Leadership: 10 Ways Great Leaders Inspire Learning That Teachers, Students, and Parents Love Hack Learning Series Volume 5 - Hacking leadership 10 ways great leaders Inspire Learning That Teachers Students and Parents Love Hack Learning Series Volume 5. Then, and practical solutions that you and all stakeholders will love, courageous, they provide progressive, using the popular Hack Learning formula:The Problem a single leadership issue that needs a Hacker's mentalityThe Hack a surprisingly easy solution that you've likely never consideredWhat You Can Do Tomorrow no waiting necessary; you can lead from the middle immediatelyBlueprint for Full Implementation a step-by-step action plan for capacity buildingThe Hack in Action yes, people have actually done thisAre you ready to Hack LeadershipScroll up and grab a copy today.

During this exciting journey toward change, you learn how to:transform yourself from leader to lead learneramplify individual staff needs while maintaining a collaborative visionEmploy unique strategies to break down the walls between home and schoolEmpower students and staff to own their spaceCreate a culture where “Yes” and “Trust” are the defaultEliminate initiative overload while encouraging teachers to lead, as wellBroadcast student voiceBring passion into your schoolEmbrace technology and social channels in ways rarely considered in educationEradicate your deficit mindsetWhat makes Hacking Leadership different?Sanfelippo and Sinanis present leadership strategies in ways few people have ever seen.

They identify 10 problems with school leadership and provide dynamic, right-now solutions.





Collective Efficacy: How Educators′ Beliefs Impact Student Learning

Corwin - The solution? collective efficacy CE―the belief that, through collective actions, educators can influence student outcomes and increase achievement. Improve student outcomes with collective teacher efficacy. This book presents practical strategies and tools for increasing student achievement by sharing: Rationale and sources for establishing CE Conditions and leadership practices for CE to flourish Professional learning structures/protocols Hacking leadership 10 ways great leaders Inspire Learning That Teachers Students and Parents Love Hack Learning Series Volume 5.

Corwin. If educators’ realities are filtered through the belief that they can do very little to influence student achievement, then it is likely these beliefs will manifest in their practice. Educators with high efficacy show greater effort and persistence, willingness to try new teaching approaches, and attend more closely to struggling students’ needs.





Leaders of Learning: How District, School, and Classroom Leaders Improve Student Achievement Bringing the Professional Learning Community Process to Life

Solution Tree SG_1935542664_US - Creating the collaborative Culture of a Professional Learning Community 5. Ensuring Effective Instruction 8. Richard DuFour and Dr. Marzano have combined their passions to articulate how effective leaders foster continuous improvement at the district, school, and classroom levels. Benefits * combines the authors' expertise and many years of experience into one comprehensive volume on leadership * Provides proven strategies for school improvement based on the most up-to-date research * Focuses on how district and school leaders create the conditions to support the collaborative culture of a PLC * Examines the specific work that teachers undertake as members of PLCs Contents: 1.

Corwin. Instead, it will take a collaborative effort and widely dispersed leadership to meet the challenges confronting schools. In their first book together, Dr. Finalist-association of educational Publishers 2012 Distinguished Achievement AwardFor many years, Dr. The authors argue that no single person has all the knowledge, skills, improve a school, and talent to lead a district, or meet all the needs of every child in his or her classroom.

Leaders of Learning: How District, School, and Classroom Leaders Improve Student Achievement Bringing the Professional Learning Community Process to Life - Leadership is an affair of the heart hacking leadership 10 ways great leaders Inspire Learning That Teachers Students and Parents Love Hack Learning Series Volume 5. Marzano have been cotravelers on the journey to help educators improve their schools. The district s role in Supporting the PLC Process 3.





Turning High-Poverty Schools into High-Performing Schools

ASCD - Lessons learned and practical advice from seven of these high-performing/high-poverty HP/HP schools, along with hundreds of others that have been the subject of intensive research, are the focus of this book. Corwin. Learn what these schools do to help students succeed--and how you and your school can adopt the same practices--no matter what socio-economic climate students live in.

The reality is that any school willing to refocus its efforts can become a high-performing school. Hacking leadership 10 ways great leaders Inspire Learning That Teachers Students and Parents Love Hack Learning Series Volume 5. After setting the context by examining poverty and its stunning effects on students, professional, the authors then zero in on what HP/HP schools stopped doing or eliminated and what they started doing or improved on in three key areas of performance: * Building leadership capacity;* Fostering a safe, healthy, and supportive learning environment; and* Focusing on student, and system learning.

Principals, and district leaders can benefit from the real-world examples and practical guidelines, teacher-leaders, all based on research and experience. Rather than suggesting a one-size-fits-all approach, reflection, the authors acknowledge the unique context of individual schools and urge readers to engage in self-assessment, and coordinated action to learn together and lead together, with rubrics and planning templates provided to guide the process.

Turning High-Poverty Schools into High-Performing Schools - Authors william parrett and kathleen Budge have synthesized the research, studied the schools in depth, and show you critical components that set these institutions apart from their struggling peers. Is it possible for high-poverty schools to be high achieving? Of course it is! Real schools with students living in poverty do post high levels of student achievement.





Humans Are Underrated: What High Achievers Know That Brilliant Machines Never Will

Portfolio - The unavoidable question—will millions of people lose out, unable to best the machine?—is increasingly dominating business, education, economics, and policy. The bestselling author of talent Is Overrated explains how the skills and economy values are changing in historic ways and offers a guide to what's next for all workers.

. It's easy to imagine a nightmare scenario in which computers simply take over most of the tasks that people now get paid to do. Instead, our greatest advantage lies in our deepest, humor, creativity, most essentially human abilities—empathy, storytelling, social sensitivity, relationship building, and expressing ourselves with greater power than logic can ever achieve.

Humans Are Underrated: What High Achievers Know That Brilliant Machines Never Will - These high-value skills craete tremendous competitive advantage—more devoted customers, stronger cultures, breakthrough ideas, and more effective teams. As colvin shows, including the Cleveland Clinic, they're already being developed in a range of farsighted organizations, the U. S. Mastering technical skills that have historically been in demand no longer differentiates us as it used to.

And while many of us regard these abilities as innate traits, it turns out they can all be developed. Army, and Stanford Business School. Hacking leadership 10 ways great leaders Inspire Learning That Teachers Students and Parents Love Hack Learning Series Volume 5.





The SPEED of TRUST: The One Thing That Changes Everything

FREE PRESS - It’s something you can’t escape. Thankfully, it’s is also the thing that can dramatically improve your personal and professional success. This 2018 updated edition includes an insightful afterword by the author which explores ten key reasons why trust is more relevant now than ever before—including how trust is the new currency of our world today.

Portfolio. Over two million copies sold. Its impact, for good or bad, is dramatic and pervasive. Covey, misunderstood, asserts that it is “the most overlooked, widely known as one of the world’s leading authorities on trust, underutilized asset to enable performance. Covey shows how trust—and the speed at which it is established with clients, employees, and all stakeholders—is the single most critical component of a successful leader and organization.

The SPEED of TRUST: The One Thing That Changes Everything - Stephen M. It specifically demonstrates how to establish trust intentionally so that you and your organization can forego the time-killing, bureaucratic check-and-balance processes that is so often deployed in lieu of actual trust. Hacking leadership 10 ways great leaders Inspire Learning That Teachers Students and Parents Love Hack Learning Series Volume 5.

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The Principal: Three Keys to Maximizing Impact

Jossey-Bass - But what should the principal do in order to maximize student achievement? One of the best-known leadership authors in education, Fullan explains why the answer lies neither in micro-managing instruction nor in autonomous entrepreneurialism. Reveals the three key roles that administrators must play in today's schools explains how to choose the right versus wrong drivers of school success Filled with "action items" to help implement Fullan's program effectively Includes strategies that have been successfully field-tested in schools across the United States and Canada Hacking leadership 10 ways great leaders Inspire Learning That Teachers Students and Parents Love Hack Learning Series Volume 5.

Portfolio. Corwin. He shows systematically how the principal's role should change, demonstrating how it can be done in short order, at scale. The author of six secrets of change describes how and why the principal's role must change to maximize student achievement *** FREE Professional Development Guide Included *** Principals are often called the second most crucial in-school influencers after teachers of student learning.

The Principal: Three Keys to Maximizing Impact - A revolutionary new path towards productivity and satisfaction.





The Thin Book of SOAR; Building Strengths-Based Strategy

Thin Book Publishing - Portfolio. Corwin. Hacking leadership 10 ways great leaders Inspire Learning That Teachers Students and Parents Love Hack Learning Series Volume 5. Soar is the acronym of a new strategic planning process that is based on discovering and multiplying what the organization does well. The authors have been instrumental in developing this process and will share the concept and case studies to give you the confidence to try SOAR.

A revolutionary new path towards productivity and satisfaction. Used book in Good Condition. Soar takes the appreciative Inquiry philosophy and applies it to provide a strategic thinking and dialogue process.





Courageous Conversations About Race: A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools

Corwin - Paul public schools, which has stayed on track with the courageous conversation protocol and framework nEW! Links to video segments of the author describing the work REVISED! Activities and checklists for school and district leaders REVISED! Action and implementation steps Hacking leadership 10 ways great leaders Inspire Learning That Teachers Students and Parents Love Hack Learning Series Volume 5.

Portfolio. Corwin. Create a systemwide plan for transforming the district office, and classrooms into places that truly support ALL students achieving their highest levels!   This updated edition of the bestseller continues to explain the need for candid, schools, courageous conversations about race so that educators may understand why achievement inequality persists and learn how they can develop a curriculum that promotes true educational equity and excellence.

Courageous Conversations About Race: A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools - New! revised courageous conversation Compass NEW! Racial autobiographies NEW! Case study on St. A revolutionary new path towards productivity and satisfaction. Used book in Good Condition. Corwin Publishers.





Excellence Through Equity: Five Principles of Courageous Leadership to Guide Achievement for Every Student

ASCD - Corwin Publishers. In these schools, educators understand that equity is not about treating all children the same. Corwin. 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 coreMaking organizational meaningEnsuring constancy and consistency of purposeFacing the facts and your fearsBuilding 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.

Excellence Through Equity: Five Principles of Courageous Leadership to Guide Achievement for Every Student - Ensuring that all students receive an education that cultivates their talents and potential is in all our common interest. A revolutionary new path towards productivity and satisfaction. Used book in Good Condition. Excellence through equity is an inspiring look at how real-world educators are creating schools where all students are able to thrive.

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 generation of America and Americans should become, not about a target or ranking that the nation should attain.