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ERIC Number: ED523045
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 160
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4522-0324-9
Essential Lessons for School Leaders
Murphy, Joseph
This gold mine of wisdom from top education researcher and the best-selling author of "Turning Around Failing Schools and Connecting Teacher Leadership and School Improvement" contains key tips and strategies every school leader should know. Award-winning professor and former school administrator Joseph F. Murphy's concise and instructive lessons will help you stay focused on what matters most as you navigate the hectic world of high-stakes testing and accountability: (1) It really is all about the kids; (2) Optimism is essential; (3) Caring counts a lot; (4) Listen--let people finish talking; and (5) Don't confuse excuses and explanations. Each lesson is coupled with context in a few sentences taken from Murphy's extensive real-world experiences. This collection is ideal for use in daily reflections, speeches, staff meetings, presentations, or as a gift to anyone who works with children.
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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