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Kafele, Baruti K. – ASCD, 2018
In this latest installment to his series of best-selling self-reflection guides, celebrated educator, author, and motivational speaker Baruti Kafele offers school leaders 35 thought-provoking questions to ponder from one fundamental overarching query: "Is my school a better school because I lead it?" Musing deeply on discrete leadership…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Leadership Effectiveness, Principals, Assistant Principals
Gross, Ondine – Brookes Publishing Company, 2016
Unresolved conflicts in schools build barriers to learning, including low motivation, lack of focus, and disruptive behaviors that remove students from the classroom. When teacher-student conflicts occur, the negative effects can be long-lasting without a safe and structured way to repair the relationship. This reader-friendly guidebook has a…
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Barriers, Student Motivation, Behavior Problems
Johnson, Jean – Public Agenda, 2011
The rationale for taking bold action on the nation's persistently failing schools can be summed up in one dramatic and disturbing statistic: half of the young Americans who drop out of high school attend just 12 percent of the nation's schools. Ending the cycle of failure at schools is a daunting challenge and a surprisingly controversial one.…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Communications, Principals, Educational Quality
Steel, Lawrence E. – Corwin Press, 2004
Imagine conducting a classroom observation and having a professional-looking observation report completed before you ever leave the room. This CD is the busy school administrator's best friend, bringing the tasks of completing classroom observation reports and performance evaluation reports into the 21st century. This innovative CD-ROM helps make…
Descriptors: Observation, Administrators, Classroom Observation Techniques, Computer Peripherals
Pete, Brian M.; Fogarty, Robin J. – Corwin Press, 2007
The idea that the person doing the talking is the person doing the learning seems counter-intuitive. Yet, that is exactly the case. When students put their thoughts into words, they internalize the learning. As they dialogue with peers, articulate their ideas, and express themselves, their oral language skills translate directly into written…
Descriptors: Sentences, Oral Language, English, Language Skills
Pfeiffer, William S. – ADE Bulletin, 1988
Examines the process of English professors taking a year's leave of absence in industry. Discusses useful job activities; effects that the work can have on teaching, research, and interaction with colleagues; pitfalls to avoid in planning a leave; and ways that department heads can help make the leave flow smoothly. (MM)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Industry, Leaves of Absence, Professional Development
Abraham, John D.; Strom, David J.; Sloan, Monica; McElroy, Liz – 1998
This document provides a summary description of the most important provisions of the Family and Medical Leave Act that affect members of the American Federation of Teachers. Twenty-eight chapters examine the details of employer and employee obligations: (1) "General Overview"; (2) "FMLA Checklist"; (3) "Key…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Leaves of Absence, School Law, School Personnel
Hill, Lynn T. – Child Care Information Exchange, 1995
Examines three reasons teachers leave their profession and approaches for helping them to love their work. Suggests that when teachers feel challenged, in control of their lives, and have a sense of belonging, their needs have been met. Then they can become the adult attachment figure that children must have in order to have their own needs…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Employer Employee Relationship
Van Meter, Eddy J. – American School Board Journal, 1984
Recruiting options for securing sought-after teachers include one-time bonuses on hiring or after the first year; release-time with pay or a shortened workday; longer work year with paid time for professional development, accelerated sabbatical leaves, or paying teachers to take advanced courses; and supplementary salary schedules. (MJL)
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Incentives, Personnel Policy
Maurer, Mary E. – Child Care Information Exchange, 1995
Steps for preparing for a vacation are outlined for childcare directors and teachers: decide on dates; prepare a "substitute survival folder"; plan for the absence; delegate parts of the job to different people; prepare by giving a copy of an itinerary to friends and neighbors; and let go of work once you leave. (DR)
Descriptors: Administrators, Child Caregivers, Day Care Centers, Planning
Egawa, Kathy; Burke, Carolyn – 2000
In this introductory inquiry study, teachers will explore why the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Reading Initiative is developed from the theoretical position of "teaching as inquiry." Teachers will live through several learning projects, identify important issues in practitioners' teaching lives, and read the work of…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Inquiry, Primary Education, Professional Development
Cooney, Sondra; Moore, Barbara – 2002
The goal of the Southern Regional Education Board's (SREB) Making Middle Grades Work initiative is to increase the percentage of eighth-graders who perform at the proficient level in core academic subjects and who leave eighth grade ready for college-prep work in high school. This document contains a comprehensive improvement framework to aid in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Change Agents, Coordinators, Core Curriculum
Bolich, Anjanette M. – 2001
This report presents suggestions for retaining beginning teachers. Research indicates that after 5 years, nearly half of new teachers leave teaching in the state where they first taught. Helping new teachers become veterans is an important step in addressing teacher shortages. New teachers tend to leave because of such factors as inadequate…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
Center for the Child Care Workforce, Washington, DC. – 2002
This guide presents tools for persuading parents to advocate for increased compensation for their child's care teacher/provider in order to break the link between what parents pay for child care and what providers earn, to advocate for a greater public investment in child care, and to improve the work environment for child care providers. The…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Change Agents, Change Strategies, Child Advocacy
Alaska Teacher-Coordinators in the Rural Student Vocational Program (RSVP) should be familiar with activities necessary to insure proper selection of students and proper and meaningful work placement. In RSVP, students from outlying high schools travel to Anchorage, Fairbanks, or Juneau to participate in 2 weeks of work experience with cooperating…
Descriptors: Career Exploration, Field Experience Programs, Grade 11, Grade 12
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