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Kellough, Richard D.; Hill, Phillys – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2014
The second edition of this handbook is an easily understood desk companion for new school principals and aspiring school leaders. The common-sense approach of the handbook guides new administrators through daily routines and challenges. In-service and university professionals, who provide coursework that includes a multi-topic overview of the…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Role, Guides, Leadership Responsibility
Hewitt, Kimberly Kappler; Weckstein, Daniel K. – Eye on Education, 2011
Turn your school into a place where every child achieves. This book provides leaders with all that they need to promote differentiation in their schools and districts. Through research and first-hand experience, the authors have identified effective strategies for hiring differentiation-minded staff members, communicating the need for…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Faculty Development, Academic Achievement, Leaders
Cunningham, Diane – ASCD, 2011
Once you've established a professional learning community (PLC), you need to get this ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) action tool to ensure that your PLC stays focused on addressing teaching methods and student learning problems. This ASCD action tool explains how your PLC can use collaborative action research to…
Descriptors: Action Research, Teacher Collaboration, Teaching Methods, Communities of Practice
Eaker, Robert; Keating, Janel – Solution Tree, 2011
What would a learning community look like "if we really meant it" when we committed to ensuring the learning of each student? What would we consider good enough for our own children? In "Every School, Every Team, Every Classroom," the authors suggest that these two questions drive PLC leaders to embed PLC at Work[TM] practices in their entire…
Descriptors: Leadership, Principals, Educational Change, Boards of Education
Edwards, Steven W.; Chapman, Paul E. – Educational Research Service, 2009
"Six Pillars of Dynamic Schools" uncovers an often overlooked truth--effective change is the product of hard work and dedication. There is no silver bullet; no matter how many programs, software packages, or new initiatives a district uses, the magic won't just "happen." Dynamic schools result from consistent and redundant focus on the fundamental…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Best Practices, Change Strategies, Administrative Principles
Hall, Pete; Simeral, Alisa – Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2008
Emphasizing just three things--identifying teachers' strengths, maximizing their potential, and building their capacity--this book lays out a clear and practical pathway toward higher student achievement. Front-line advice from a principal and an instructional coach helps you increase your faculty's instructional effectiveness by implementing the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Teacher Effectiveness, Instructional Effectiveness, Professional Development
Kettlewell, Janet S., Ed.; Henry, Ronald J., Ed. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2009
The U. S. is losing its competitive edge in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Thomas Friedman warns that America is not producing enough young people in STEM fields that are essential for entrepreneurship and innovation in the 21st century (The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century, 2005). Blue ribbon…
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Higher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education
Copland, Michael; Knapp, Michael – Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2007
Experienced or prospective school leaders know there is way more pressure to make sure all students are learning, but what specific actions will ensure that learning occurs, and where does one find the time to do this? This book answers those questions and provides the reader with a systematic way to more quickly create powerful, equitable…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Education Courses, Educational Change, Leadership Responsibility
Helm, Judy Harris; Beneke, Sallee; Steinheimer, Kathy – Teachers College Press, 2007
Completely updated, this popular guide provides teachers with a proven method for documenting (collecting, analyzing, and displaying) young children's work at school. Written by teachers for teachers, this classic resource also shows principals, curriculum coordinators, and directors of Head Start and other early intervention programs how to…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Young Children, Documentation, Accountability
Gregory, Gayle H.; Kuzmich, Lin – Corwin Press, 2007
Sustaining results-oriented team efforts is hard work, and achieving diversified solutions to complex issues over time requires commitment an creativity. To support the momentum of learning communities, this book provides an illustrated collection of ready-to-use tools and examples of plans in action for results-oriented faculty and staff.…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Workshops, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Strategies
Blankstein, Alan M. – Corwin Press, 2004
The author builds upon a foundation which identifies courageous school leadership and the professional learning community as the center of effective school reform. The author offers six guiding principles steps for creating and sustaining a high-performing school: (1) Common mission, vision, values, and goals: (2) Systems for prevention and…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Decision Making, Family School Relationship, School Community Relationship
Murphy, Carlene U.; Lick, Dale W. – Corwin Press, 2004
Used by hundreds of schools and school districts across the country, the Whole-Faculty Study Group (WFSG) System is a student-driven, holistic process for facilitating major staff development and schoolwide change. While providing a step-by-step methodology for the development and implementation of successful WFSGs, this newest edition of Murphy…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Strategies, School Culture
Loughridge, Mary E.; Tarantino, Loren R. – Corwin Press, 2004
What is the best way to share leadership duties while creating successful learning communities? What is the best way to help teachers improve their practice while also tracking student achievement? With this resource for effective leadership, answers will be found to these tough questions for every member of a school team. This book takes a…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, School Culture, School Restructuring, Parent Participation
Lick, Dale W.; Murphy, Carlene U. – Corwin Press, 2006
The Whole-Faculty Study Group (WFSG) System is a student-centered, teacher-driven process for facilitating major staff development and schoolwide change. When applied properly, it has produced extraordinary results for thousands of educators and students in schools and school districts across the country. The Whole-Faculty Study Groups Fieldbook…
Descriptors: Improvement Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Strategies, School Restructuring
Lindstrom, Phyllis H.; Speck, Marsha – Corwin Press, 2004
Individual teachers have the greatest effect on student performance. Principals, as professional development leaders, are in the best position to provide teachers with the professional development strategies they need to improve skills and raise student achievement. This book guides readers through a step-by-step process to formulate, implement,…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Principals, Academic Achievement, Faculty Development
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