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ERIC Number: ED525792
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 224
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-5966-7176-8
Rigor in Your School: A Toolkit for Leaders
Williamson, Ronald; Blackburn, Barbara R.
Eye on Education
Raise the level of rigor in your school and dramatically improve student learning with the tools in this book. Each illuminating exercise is tailored to educators looking to spread the word on rigor and beat the obstacles to achieving it schoolwide. Formatted for duplication and repeated use, these tools are perfect for those who currently hold a leadership position, who aspire to a leadership role, and for those who simply "are" leaders within their schools or departments. Sample tools include: (1) Assess where you are now; (2) Recognize the right people; (3) Evaluate and adjust curriculum; (4) Design an advocacy plan; (5) Ensure accountability with parents; (6) Use your school's schedule to increase rigor; (7) And more! Apply the courage of principals and the energy of teacher leaders as you work to provide every student with a rigorous education. This toolkit will take you through each step of the way to improved rigor and achievement. Contents include: (1) Leadership for Increased Rigor; (2) The COMPASS Model; (3) Rigor, Research, and the Change Process; (4) Culture; (5) Ownership and Shared Vision; (6) Managing Data; (7) Professional Development; (8) Advocacy; (9) Shared Accountability; (10) Structures that Support Rigor; and (11) Moving Forward for Growth.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A