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Blankstein, Alan M., Ed.; Houston, Paul D., Ed.; Cole, Robert W., Ed. – Corwin Press, 2007
The third volume of "The Soul of Educational Leadership" series offers key concepts and strategies for sustaining the critically important work of professional learning communities. With contributions from Shirley Hord, Maurice Elias, Karen Seashore Louis, Andy Hargreaves, and other nationally known educators, this essential reading for all school…
Descriptors: National Standards, Educational Change, Instructional Leadership, Transformational Leadership
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