ERIC Number: ED469720
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Gardening in the Minefield: A Survival Guide for School Administrators.
This book provides a tool to help school administrators take control of their lives, detailing creative strategies for surviving the daily grind while honing a vision of successful schools. Sixteen chapters examine: (1) "Surveying the Terrain: Getting Smarter About the Politics of Education"; (2) "The Vision Thing: Getting Smarter About Charting Your Course"; (3) "Principal Dearest: Getting Smarter About Cutting the Cord"; (4) "Who's Renting Space in Your Skull? Getting Smarter about the Minefield Within"; (5) "Hire the Best: Getting Smarter About Selecting Staff"; (6) "The Fezziwig Principle: Getting Smarter About Motivating Staff"; (7) "Do Nothing for Staff That They Can Do for Themselves: Getting Smarter About Distributing Leadership"; (8) "Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Getting Smarter about Supervising Instruction"; (9) "Pruning in the Minefield: Getting Smarter About Evaluation and Dismissal"; (10) "The In-Box Never Sleeps: Getting Smarter About Communication Systems"; (11) "Message in a Bottle: Getting Smarter About Public Relations"; (12) "Knowledge is Power: Getting Smarter about Professional Growth"; (13) "A Mentor a Day: Getting Smarter about Personal Growth"; (14) "Living Well is the Best Revenge: Getting Smarter About Managing Stress"; (15) "Warpaint: Getting Smarter Under Fire"; and (16) "Moving On: Getting Smarter About Time and Tide." (Contains 15 bibliographic references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Career Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Instructional Leadership, Interpersonal Communication, Job Satisfaction, Mentors, Politics of Education, Principals, Public Relations, Stress Management, Supervision, Teacher Dismissal, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Motivation, Teacher Participation, Teacher Selection
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
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