ERIC Number: ED525890
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
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The Daily Practices of Successful Principals
Brock, Barbara L.; Grady, Marilyn L.
While many books outline the attributes of successful school leaders, few describe how those traits manifest in daily practice. "The Daily Practices of Successful Principals" goes beyond the outward picture of excellence and provides a compendium of daily practices used by successful principals in various settings. Written by former administrators who have walked in your shoes, this handy guide's strategies are based on interviews with successful leaders and are applicable in multiple contexts. Inside you will find guidelines for: (1) Examining your values, educational platform, and personal style; (2) Establishing learning as a common purpose; (3) Identifying and leading school change; (4) Effectively managing staff and student relationships; and (5) Developing teacher leaders. The authors understand that principals are expected to have the patience of Job, the tenacity of Atlas, the compassion of Mother Teresa, and a sense of humor. The recommended daily practices will help you stay focused on the most important things--leading effectively, promoting student achievement, and making a positive difference in students' lives.
Descriptors: Altruism, Humor, Teacher Leadership, Principals, Interviews, Context Effect, Values, Leadership Styles, Educational Change, Administrator Effectiveness, Goal Orientation, Administrator Role, Teacher Student Relationship, Academic Achievement
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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