The Principalship: New Roles in a Professional Learning Community

Pearson - The principalship covers the importance of learning: the learning of principals, the learning of other professionals, and especially the learning of students. School improvement is not possible without this across-the-board learning and exploration, and this text places a strong emphasis on this simple but often-overlooked aspect of school communities.

The principalship allows readers to gain a broader, more complex and accurate understanding of school administrator leadership in today’s learning communities while presenting an expansive view of leadership within schools not limited to the responsibilities of the principal, teachers, but including those of assistant principals, administrators, and students.

The Principalship: New Roles in a Professional Learning Community - This book will help aspiring school leaders to bridge the gap between traditional conceptualizations of the principal and more innovative, functional, and multifaceted conceptualizations that respond to the changing conditions and higher demands of contemporary learning communities. Today’s school systems are faced with a number of fresh challenges: changing student populations, increasing accountability requirements, federal and state policy demands, rapidly expanding research knowledge, and escalating expectations for school services.

This innovative first edition text presents a complete picture of the principal as school administrator, advocate, mentor, manager, politician, supervisor, community builder, leader and learner.





The Principal: Traversing the High-Wire with No Net Below: 79 Places Where the High-Wire Can Be Greasy

Rosedog Pr - During that time, traversing the wire from the beginning of your career, you will be a high-wire aerialist, as you step off the platform and onto the wire-high above the ground, until you step off the wire at the other end and onto the platform that is retirement. You choose. However, success can also mean and should mean facilitating the creation of a school that fully supports student learning and teacher growth.

The minefield that is public school administration is littered with the bleached bones of both new and established principals who could not successfully traverse the period between their first day as a principal to their retirement party. As you look at the long, thin strand of wire ahead of you, is that grease you see and who the hell put that there?Knowing where the high-wire is greased will allow you to successfully grow old on the high-wire.

The Principal: Traversing the High-Wire with No Net Below: 79 Places Where the High-Wire Can Be Greasy - It is your career; it is your high-wire. Success can simply mean making it to retirement. As you place one foot in front of another you are, in most cases and in most situations, alone.





What Great Principals Do Differently

Routledge - With heartfelt advice, and examples from the field, practical wisdom, Todd Whitaker explains the qualities and practices that distinguish great principals. Inspire yourself and others with the second edition of this best-selling book. New features include: developing an accurate sense of self understanding the dynamics of change Dealing with negative or ineffective staff members One of the nation’s leading experts on staff motivation, and principal effectiveness, teacher leadership, Todd Whitaker has written over 20 powerful books for educators of every level.

Eye on Education. Discover what you can do differently.





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

Corwin - New! revised courageous conversation Compass NEW! Racial autobiographies NEW! Case study on St. 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 Eye on Education.

. 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 - Corwin Publishers.





English Language Learners at School: A Guide for Administrators

Caslon Publishing - Used book in Good Condition. This book is not returnable if the shrink wrap is damaged or removed. Eye on Education. Includes a free subscription to a companion website. Corwin Publishers.





The Strange Career of Bilingual Education in Texas, 1836-1981 Fronteras Series, sponsored by Texas A&M International University

Texas A&M University Press - Eye on Education. Despite controversies over current educational practices, Polish, Texas boasts a rich and vibrant bilingual tradition—and not just for Spanish-English instruction, but for Czech, German, and Dutch as well. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. In the strange career of bilingual Education in Texas, author Carlos Blanton traces the educational policies and their underlying rationales, from Stephen F.

Throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, rejected, ignored, outlawed, Texas educational policymakers embraced, then once again embraced this tradition. Blanton draws on primary materials, such as the handwritten records of county administrators and the minutes of state education meetings, and presents the Texas experience in light of national trends and movements, such as Progressive Education, the Americanization Movement, and the Good Neighbor Movement.

The Strange Career of Bilingual Education in Texas, 1836-1981 Fronteras Series, sponsored by Texas A&M International University - By tracing the many changes that eventually led to the re-establishment of bilingual education in its modern form in the 1960s and the 1981 passage of a landmark state law, Blanton reconnects Texas with its bilingual past. Corwin Publishers. Austin’s proposal in the 1830s to “mexicanize” anglo children by teaching them Spanish along with English and French, through the 1981 passage of the most encompassing bilingual education law in the state’s history.





Data-Driven Leadership Jossey-Bass Leadership Library in Education

Jossey-Bass - The results of this pioneering study reveal how education leaders can make data work for students and teachers, rather than against them. Jossey-Bass. Documenting the four p’s people, practices, policies, and patterns in schools, we learn about the organization and dynamics of reform informed by data. You’ll learn the difference between “data-driven leadership” and “data-informed leadership, ” and how to use distributed leadership to inspire collaboration and guided analysis.

Use this book as your action guide and you’ll be rewarded with better results in student learning. Michael fullan, professor emeritus, at last, University of Toronto “Datnow and Park uncover, what it means to use data to inform leadership. A must read!” —ann lieberman, senior scholar, Stanford University Eye on Education.

Data-Driven Leadership Jossey-Bass Leadership Library in Education - Incorporating narrative reflections drawn from real educators and administrators, the authors refine their observations and interviews into practical conclusions that leaders can put to use immediately. Tools and techniques from the trailblazers in data-based education reform Over a period of several years, Amanda Datnow and Vicki Park visited public schools with a reputation for being ahead of the pack in data-driven decision making.

Used book in Good Condition. Datnow and park’s ideas are easily accessible and grounded in clear examples, and their seven ‘calls’ about what needs to be done nail the problem and the solutions. This book empowers leaders to support inquiry, build trust in data-based initiatives, establish goals for evidence use, and provide educators with the skills they need to mobilize data for the good of all stakeholders.





Practicing the Art of Leadership: A Problem-Based Approach to Implementing the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders 5th Edition Pearson Educational Leadership

Pearson - Eye on Education. To order the enhanced pearson etext packaged with a bound book, use ISBN 0134290186. The book’s focus on how to use the new 2015 professional standards for Educational Leaders helps educators develop teacher capacity, effectively manage organizational resources, construct appropriate organizational policies and systems, create professional learning communities, lead instructional change, and engage in other deep and meaningful work outside of the classroom and in the community.

The enhanced etext features are only available in the Pearson eText format. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad® and Android® tablet. Affordable. The enhanced pearson etext may be purchased stand-alone for 50-60% less than a print bound book.

This new edition features opportunities for reflective practice through the use of scenarios depicting actual school issues, occurrences, and the behavior of practicing school leaders to help readers acquire knowledge and skills that can be used to build a solid framework for their own practice. Used book in Good Condition.

Practicing the Art of Leadership: A Problem-Based Approach to Implementing the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders 5th Edition Pearson Educational Leadership - An invaluable guide to what today’s educators need to know, competencies, and the ways they should behave as exemplary leaders, and accountability movements that have ushered in a new set of demands, requirements, the book takes into account the many changes in the standards, how they need to do it, and expectations for today’s educational leaders.

It requires Android OS 3. 1-4, a 7” or 10” tablet, or iPad iOS 5.





Curriculum Leadership: Readings for Developing Quality Educational Programs 10th Edition New 2013 Curriculum & Instruction Titles

Pearson - Used book in Good Condition. Curriculum leadership: readings for developing Quality Educational Programs, 10/e combines high-quality articles with cases that illustrate pre-K through high school curriculum development in action. Used book in Good Condition. Featuring 72 articles from historic greats and current leaders, this book balances seminal works with contemporary perspectives.

Eye on Education. New to this edition are 38 recently published articles spotlighting technology, Common Core State Standards, high-stakes testing, and assessment. Used book in Good Condition. A premier collection of high-quality articles from leading voices in education, curriculum planning, and development.

Curriculum Leadership: Readings for Developing Quality Educational Programs 10th Edition New 2013 Curriculum & Instruction Titles - Jossey-Bass. Corwin Publishers. Each chapter is filled with background theory, articles, case studies and essays that show school leaders how to plan quality educational programs.





Professional Learning Communities at Work: Best Practices for Enhancing Student Achievement

Solution Tree - Jossey-Bass. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Coming from the perspectives of both a distinguished dean of education and one of America s most widely acclaimed practitioners, this resource provides specific, practical, how-to information about transforming schools into results-oriented professional learning communities.

. Professional learning communities at Work presents research-based recommendations drawn from the best practices found today in schools nationwide for continuously improving school performance. Used book in Good Condition. Corwin Publishers. Used book in Good Condition. Eye on Education.





Case Studies on Educational Administration 6th Edition Allyn & Bacon Educational Leadership

Pearson - Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. As leaders, district and school-level administrators are expected to focus on what should be done to improve schools; as managers, they are expected to focus on how to do things successfully. Used book in Good Condition. The cases in this book are designed to make students think about common problems of practice by encouraging them to bridge theory and practice.

Corwin Publishers. Based on the conviction that effective practice in school administration requires both leadership and management, this text provides a mix of problems that require administrative decisions as presented in 24 open-ended case studies. Eye on Education. Used book in Good Condition. Jossey-Bass.

Case Studies on Educational Administration 6th Edition Allyn & Bacon Educational Leadership - . A collection of case studies for prospective school administrators that emphasizes problem solving, decision-making, and effective management. In today’s reform-minded, information-based society, practitioners must be able to frame problems correctly and then make effective decisions to ameliorate them.

Each case provides an active form of learning, allowing students to demonstrate their ability to apply knowledge to common problem situations. Used book in Good Condition.