ERIC Number: ED527745
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
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Insights into Action: Successful School Leaders Share What Works
Sterrett, William L.
What does it take to be a great school leader? An award-winning former principal poses this question to renowned school leaders and experts in the field to provide you with insight into the actions that lead to success. These giants in the field of educational leadership--including Baruti Kafele, Rick DuFour, Carol Ann Tomlinson, and James Popham--explain how to: (1) Be a more effective leader by turning school vision into reality, becoming a learning leader, and making professional development more meaningful; (2) Strengthen your learning community by differentiating instruction and leadership, fostering a positive school climate, and taking learning experiences outside the classroom; and (3) Face today's challenges by infusing technology into your school community, gathering and applying data, and turning crises into success. These nine stories blend the best of theory and practice and outfit you with leadership "lesson plans" and a series of In-the-Field Activities that range from simple actions--such as sending a daily e-mail, conducting more productive meetings, and recognizing student and staff success--to complex endeavors, such as building collaborative school culture, dispersing leadership, and rethinking discipline policies.
Descriptors: School Culture, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Leadership, Principals, Leadership Effectiveness, Technology Integration, Professional Development, Data Analysis, Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Strategies, Educational Practices, School Administration, Discipline Policy, Meetings, Computer Mediated Communication
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development