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ERIC Number: ED525643
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 168
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-8077-5171-5
Finding Your Leadership Focus: What Matters Most for Student Results
Reeves, Douglas B.
Teachers College Press
In his new book, author and international keynoter Douglas Reeves addresses a major challenge faced by today's school leaders: an ever-growing load of programs and initiatives. Reeves contends that program overload not only taxes leadership resources, but actually hurts rather than improves student performance. Drawing on recent research findings, this book shows how leaders can pare down from a proliferation of initiatives to determine what is truly most important based on their local concerns, challenges, populations, and other school factors. Identifying a specific set of leadership practices that are more strongly associated with improvements in student achievement, Reeves provides explicit guidelines for how school leaders can improve their most critical leadership decisions by simultaneously engaging in three essential strategies: monitoring teaching and leadership practices, building high degrees of efficacy among staff members, and focusing on a smaller number of priorities. "Finding Your Leadership Focus" is essential reading for new and veteran principals, teacher leaders, and PLC book study groups. Book features include: (1) Practical guidance to help school leaders at every level to focus on what is most important and to assess their progress; (2) Analysis correlating three years of student achievement data and specific school leadership practices; (3) Online video conference support by Douglas Reeves for book study groups and graduate classes who use this book; and (4) Online downloads. [Foreword by Michael Fullan.]
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Cited: ED556130