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ERIC Number: ED564357
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 208
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-63198-025-1
The Hands-On Guide to School Improvement: Transform Culture, Empower Teachers, and Raise Student Achievement
Randle-Robins, Evelyn
Free Spirit Publishing
This no-nonsense handbook from a working principal helps school leaders bring transformational change to struggling or underperforming schools. Based on the wisdom and experience gained during the author's years as a teacher and principal in Chicago public schools, the book shows you how to become a visionary leader and build a culture of respect and harmony as a foundation for improvement. Look inside to find strategies, advice, and ideas for: (1) Developing rules and procedures that create a welcoming, respectful climate everywhere in your school, from classrooms to the cafeteria; (2) Recruiting, coaching, evaluating, and supporting effective teachers--and initiating difficult conversations with teachers who are underperforming; (3) Bringing staff on board with your vision, and preparing them to make big changes; (4) Making your school a visible, active part of the neighborhood and community, and forging partnerships with key stakeholders; (5) Putting instructional leadership at the center of your work and spending more of your time in hallways and classrooms than in your office; (6) Making high-quality professional development a priority; (7) Empowering teachers to manage their classrooms effectively, deal with challenging issues, and boost student performance; and (8) Being ready and able to make tough decisions when difficult situations arise. Whatever your vision for changing your school, "The Hands-On Guide to School Improvement" provides the tools necessary to make that vision a reality. Digital content includes tools for assessing lesson plans and grade books, coaching teachers, surveying staff, and more.
Free Spirit Publishing. 6325 Sandburg Road Suite 100, Golden Valley, MN 55427. Tel: 612-338-2068; Fax: 866-419-5050; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators
Language: English
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