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ERIC Number: ED530990
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 336
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4129-9604-4
The New School Management by Wandering around
Streshly, William A.; Gray, Susan Penny; Frase, Larry E.
The topic of management by wandering around is not new, but the authors' approach is fresh and timely. This current rendition based on the original work by Frase and Hetzel gives new and seasoned administrators smart, practical advice about how to "wander around" with purpose and develop a more interactive leadership style. This text cites more than 20 well-constructed research studies that show how management by wandering around produces desirable outcomes, including: (1) Higher student achievement; (2) Improved school culture; and (3) Higher teacher efficacy. Management by wandering around is not a rigid, linear process: it is a combination of proven methods and a flexible, organic approach to the whole of leadership. Topics covered include developing meeting agendas, supervising instruction, dealing with marginal teachers, and creating safe campuses. The bottom line? If you want to accomplish more, start by getting out more--and this book shows you how to make it count. The following are included in the table of contents: (1) Defining the MBWA Leader; (2) School Leadership: What Matters Most; (3) Why Teachers Teach and Why They Leave; (4) Why Teachers Stay; (5) Promoting Quality Curriculum Through MBWA; (6) Getting Into Classrooms; (7) Finding Time for MBWA; (8) Promoting Good Student Discipline and a Safe Campus; (9) Dealing With Unmet Expectations: Marginal and Incompetent Teachers; and (10) Ensuring Due Process and Building the File. Also included are a list of resources, and references. [Foreword by Fenwick W. English.]
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Language: English
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