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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
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Hipp, Kristine Keifer; Weber, Paul – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2008
This article describes how ten exemplary urban school principals worked together under a Wallace Foundation Grant to advance the understanding of urban school leadership. The grant's intent was to contribute to the development of a national model for the assessment of master principals by demonstrating how building-level leadership in urban…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Grants, Instructional Leadership, Principals
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Brooks, Katie; Adams, Susan R.; Morita-Mullaney, Trish – Theory Into Practice, 2010
School-level administrators are often concerned about tertiary supports for English language learners (ELLs), such as translating signs and school documents or offering Spanish classes for their teachers. Although modeling and learning the heritage language(s) of the ESL population can be helpful, its focus on language differences can limit our…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Principals
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Hilliard, Ann T.; Newsome, Sandra S. – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2013
There are many demands on schools today to perform at a high level with competence that improves teaching and learning and promotes higher student achievement. When students perform below national standards, schools may be given a "no vote of confidence" from the public. Therefore, principals in schools need to find ways to groom and…
Descriptors: Assistant Principals, Administrator Role, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Responsibility
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
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
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
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
Sparks, Dennis – 2002
This book examines how to generate successful professional development programs. There are 14 chapters in five parts. Part 1, "Set the Stage for Powerful Professional Learning," includes: (1) "The Case for Powerful Professional Learning"; (2) "Stretch Goals, Deep Change, and a Compelling Vision"; and (3) "A…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Instructional Leadership
Sagor, Richard; Barnett, Bruce G. – 1994
This book offers guidelines for school administrators who want to apply the principles of Total Quality Management to the organizational challenges faced by schools. Based on W. Edwards Deming's nine attributes of successful leadership, the book shows how to make the transformation to instructional leadership based on Total Quality Education…
Descriptors: Action Research, Administrator Effectiveness, Administrator Role, Decision Making