School Leadership that Works

From Research to Results
Author: Robert J. Marzano,Timothy Waters,Brian A. McNulty
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416602275
Category: Education
Page: 194
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Describes a variety of leadership responsibilities that have an effect on student achievement.

Classroom Instruction that Works

Research-based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement
Author: Robert J. Marzano,Debra Pickering,Jane E. Pollock
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 0871205041
Category: Education
Page: 178
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How do you bring research findings into the classroom and how do you find the time to research the research? In this valuable resource, the authors have examined decades of research findings to distill the results into nine categories of teaching strategies that have positive effects on student learning.

District Leadership That Works

Striking the Right Balance
Author: Robert J. Marzano,Timothy Waters
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1935542362
Category: Education
Page: 128
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Bridge the great divide between distanced administrative duties and daily classroom impact. This book introduces a top-down power mechanism called defined autonomy, a concept that focuses on district-defined, nonnegotiable, common goals and a system of accountability supported by assessment tools. Defined autonomy creates an effective balance of centralized direction and individualized empowerment that allows building-level staff the stylistic freedom to respond quickly and effectively to student failure.

Balanced Leadership

How Effective Principals Manage Their Work
Author: Sheryl Boris-Schacter,Sondra Langer
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807746981
Category: Education
Page: 111
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Alarmed by mounting evidence of a national shortage of qualified and willing principals, the authors surveyed or interviewed over 200 school principals from across the country to find out why so many are leaving the profession and how those who stay manage their work. They discovered that regardless of a principal's race, gender, school level, geographic region, or tenure, there was a remarkable consistency in the challenges identified and suggestions given for revamping the role of the American principal. Featuring stories shared by practicing principals, this timely volume: offers fresh insights on ways to both attract and retain good principals; shows how successful principals reconcile their expectations and hopes with the realities and disappointments encountered in their work; examines issues common to all principals, such as time management, staff evaluations, keeping the focus on instruction, community expectations, and pursuing a balanced life; presents strategies that principals have used to make their role more effective and more attractive; and provides practical ideas for coping with the present and envisioning the future, including alternative principal models.

Leading Change in Your School

How to Conquer Myths, Build Commitment, and Get Results
Author: Douglas B. Reeves
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 141661639X
Category: Education
Page: 180
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Guiding schools through significant change is one of the toughest challenges educational leaders face, but learning from the examples of those who have succeeded can make it less daunting. In Leading Change in Your School, distinguished author and researcher Douglas B. Reeves offers lessons learned through his work with educators in thousands of schools around the world and presents real-life examples of leaders who have met the challenge of change head-on--with impressive results for their schools and districts. Readers will also find practical resources for engaging their colleagues in change initiatives. Expanding on a number of his columns in the journal Educational Leadership, Reeves offers insights ad recommendations in four areas: * Creating conditions for change, including assessments to determine personal and organizational readiness for change; * Planning change, including cautionary notes about strategic planning; * Implementing change, including the importance of moving from rhetoric to day-to-day reality; and * Sustaining change, including the need to reorient priorities and values so that individual convenience gives way to a shared sense of the greater good. The change leaders--both teachers and administrators--whose stories Reeves tells come from varied districts, but they share a passion for creating schools that work for all students. They are, Reeves says, "people like you, sharing similar challenges but perhaps with different results."

What They Don't Tell You in Schools of Education about School Administration

Author: John A. Black,Fenwick W. English
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810842960
Category: Education
Page: 339
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Possibly the all-time best-selling book on school administration. It has been reprinted many times, and has sold tens of thousands of copies. Highly praised in reviews, it is an assigned texts in many graduate education courses on school administration. Like no other book on this subject written before, it is about swimming with the sharks and surviving.

Linking Leadership to Student Learning

Author: Kenneth Leithwood,Karen Seashore-Louis
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118132262
Category: Education
Page: 320
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Linking Leadership to Student Learning Linking Leadership to Student Learning clearly shows how school leadership improves student achievement. The book is based on an ambitious five-year study on educational leadership that was sponsored by The Wallace Foundation. The authors studied 43 districts, across 9 states and 180 elementary, middle, and secondary schools. In this book, Kenneth Leithwood, Karen Seashore Louis, and their colleagues report on what they found. They examined leadership at each organizational level in the school system—classroom, school, district, community, and state. Their comprehensive approach to investigating school leadership offers a balanced understanding of how the structures within which leaders operate shape what they do. The results within will have significant implications for future policy and practice. Praise for Linking Leadership to Student Learning "Kenneth Leithwood and Karen Seashore Louis offer a seminal new contribution to the leadership field. They provide a rich and authoritative evidence base that demonstrates clearly just why school leadership is so important and how it promotes successful student learning."—Pamela Sammons, Ph.D., Professor of Education, Department of Education, University of Oxford, Oxford "This ambitious, groundbreaking, and thought provoking treatment of the link between school leadership and student learning is a testament to the outstanding work of these exemplary scholars. This is a 'must read' for academics and practitioners alike."—Martha McCarthy, President's Professor, Loyola Marymount University, and Chancellor's Professor Emeritus, Indiana University "The question is no longer whether school and district leader's impact student learning, but rather how they do it. The authors provide a convincing answer, one that recognizes the crucial interaction between leader and locality."—Daniel L. Duke, Professor of Educational Leadership, University of Virginia

Beginning the Principalship

A Practical Guide for New School Leaders
Author: John C. Daresh,Linda Alexander
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506337384
Category: Education
Page: 224
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Principals are today’s newest superheroes, and every superhero needs a mentor. Daresh and Alexander offer encouragement in a practical hands-on guide to help principals navigate the challenges of leadership. Discover how to: Drive student learning as the primary mission of the school Deal with others’ expectations of you as principal Master the technical skills needed to run an efficient school Create and clarify a personal professional growth plan Work effectively with the greater community and parents Celebrate instructional and non-instructional staff in a positive school culture Don’t just survive. Read this guide and thrive!

High-Payoff Strategies

How Education Leaders Get Results
Author: Jody Spiro
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118841913
Category: Education
Page: 160
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Focus on the right things An education leader’s job can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Research shows that by spending time on just a few high-payoff strategies, leaders can bring about the meaningful change their schools and districts need. High-Payoff Strategies helps administrators lead successful change initiatives by focusing on the three top priorities identified by research and practitioners alike: fostering a supportive district and school culture, leading instructional change, and building a learning community among faculty and staff. Drawing on the latest research as well as hundreds of interviews with education leaders, High-Payoff Strategies reveals what it really takes to bring about school turnaround. The book includes rich and varied examples showing how real-world education leaders—in urban, suburban, and rural settings—have successfully led changes in their schools and districts. It also provides tools that readers can use immediately to put these practices in place, together with videos demonstrating the practices in action. High-Payoff Strategies helps education leaders create schools and districts that support teachers and make a difference in the lives of children.

What Works in Schools

Translating Research Into Action
Author: Robert J. Marzano
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 0871207176
Category: Education
Page: 219
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Schools can and do affect student achievement, and this book recommends specific-and attainable-action steps to implement successful strategies culled from the wealth of research data.

School Leadership for Results

Shifting the Focus of Leader Evaluation
Author: Beverly G. Carbaugh,Robert J. Marzano,Michael D. Toth
Publisher: Learning Sciences
ISBN: 9781941112106
Category: Education
Page: 200
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What defines an effective school leader and how do you measure effectiveness? School leaders have a direct and significant impact on student achievement. They drive the effectiveness of teachers who, in turn, influence the performance of students. Without the right kind of support, training, vision, and tools, however, school leaders are often unable to perform at the highest levels of effectiveness. Based on historical and contemporary research, School Leadership for Results: Shifting the Focus of Leader Evaluation explores the importance of evaluating school leaders based on something far more powerful than measurement alone: evaluating based on growth. Education authorities Beverly G. Carbaugh, Robert J. Marzano, and Michael D. Toth describe ways to transform evaluation into a model that: Measurably improves the performance of school leaders Aligns the vision, mission, and goals of school leaders Connects goals with practices that impact teachers and students Is designed with domains, scales, and evidences to address key questions Provides a clear course to help school leaders prepare for evaluations Ensures that district leaders offer fair, unbiased school leader evaluations Effective school leader evaluation is a collaborative, shared process of focused improvement. Learn how to make it an integral part of your schools.

The Principal's Guide to Time Management

Instructional Leadership in the Digital Age
Author: Richard D. Sorenson,Lloyd M. Goldsmith,David E. DeMatthews
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506340822
Category: Education
Page: 256
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Make the most of your time—and your leadership Is your school’s vision getting buried under paperwork? If you spend more time picking up pieces than putting them together, this is your book. Written by seasoned school principals, this plan of action will get you back to the essence of your job: instructional leadership. By using educational technology to maximize efficiency, you’ll improve teaching, student achievement, resource management, and school culture. This comprehensive guide features: Easy-to-follow, single-topic chapters Standards–based scenarios and questions Time-management self-assessments Easily adaptable experiential exercises Strategies for battling the “silent time thief”

Envisioning Literature

Literary Understanding and Literature Instruction
Author: Ann Lieberman,Judith A. Langer,Linda Friedrich
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780807751299
Category: Education
Page: 120
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This updated text argues that literature fosters ways of thinking that go far beyond understanding the conventions of genre and text. It involves literate thinking that takes students beyond improved performance on high-stakes tests and prepares them for their future in the 21st century. This revision of Judith Langer's classic bestseller builds on more than 15 years of research and development projects in elementary, middle, and high schools, in inner-city as well as suburban and rural communities. Filled with classroom examples from across the grades and the voices of students and teachers, this book continues to be a practical and influential resource for the English Language Arts classroom.

Essential Skills for Effective School Leadership

Author: Frank Siccone
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131385191
Category: Education
Page: 169
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A succinct, practicable text that equips school leaders with an expansive repertoire of essential skills and reinforces the leadership knowledge necessary for success. All leaders, particularly school leaders, share five essential skills: Confidence. Leaders believe in themselves and their ability to mobilize others to act. Communication. Leaders are able to articulate their goals and transform words into deeds, and rhetoric into results. Collaboration. Leaders recognize that success is a team effort. Coaching. Leaders invest time and energy into developing their team. Continuous Improvement. Leaders view change as opportunity. This book is based on the premise that there is no single ideal school leader profile or leadership style. It contains tools for activating and motivating the community on behalf of students, developing the ability to be decisive and achieve results, facilitating collaboration to improve teaching and learning, implementing detailed action plans, and balancing leadership challenges. Designed for individual school leaders and those who aspire to be, this book contains easy-to-understand, ready-to-use leadership lessons created to inspire the acquisition of pertinent decision-making and school leadership skills. A valuable resource for every reader, it is designed to be easily customizable. Topics that are most relevant to each situation are easily selected and tailored to every leader's individual development program.

The Jossey-Bass Reader on Educational Leadership

Author: Margaret Grogan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118621506
Category: Education
Page: 560
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The newest edition of the bestselling book on educational leadership This expanded and thoroughly updated edition of the popular anthology contains the articles, book excerpts, and seminal reports that define and drive the field of educational leadership today. Filled with critical insights from bestselling authors, education research, and expert practitioners, this comprehensive volume features six primary areas of concern: The Principles of Leadership; Moral and Trustworthy Leadership; Culture and Change; Leadership for Learning; Diversity and Leadership; The Future of Leadership. Offers a practical guide for timeless and current thinking on educational leadership Includes works by Peter Senge and Tom Sergiovanni From Jossey-Bass publishers, a noted leader in the fields of education and leadership This important resource includes relevant and up-to-date articles for leaders today on gender, diversity, global perspectives, standards/testing, e-learning/technology, and community organizing.

Balanced Leadership for Powerful Learning

Author: Bryan Goodwin,Greg Cameron,Heather Hein
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416620885
Category: Education
Page: 112
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What makes a great school leader? Contrary to what many believe, the answer is not tied to a certain kind of personality but to specific behaviors and actions that have positive effects on student achievement—behaviors and actions that any school leader can learn and put into practice. Over the last decade, thousands of school principals have done that, by implementing “balanced leadership,” an approach that recognizes the need to both maintain and challenge the status quo in order to move schools forward. Building on the analysis that was first reported in School Leadership That Works, the authors of Balanced Leadership identify the 21 responsibilities associated with effective leadership and show how they relate to three overarching responsibilities: * Establishing a clear focus—keeping the work and the conversations targeted on the issues that matter most; * Managing change—understanding how to skillfully steer through the challenges associated with making improvements, both large and small; and * Developing a purposeful community—creating a sense among all teachers and staff that they are invested in student outcomes and that they can make a difference. For each of these areas, key points and specific practices are described in detail and illustrated with stories from school principals who have successfully learned how to become great leaders. Step-by-step tools provide clear guidance for readers who are ready to make the same kind of journey—one with the potential to transform them and the schools they serve.

Leaders of Learning

How District, School, and Classroom Leaders Improve Student Achievement
Author: Richard DuFour,Robert J. Marzano
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1935542680
Category: Education
Page: 144
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For many years, the authors have been fellow travelers on the journey to help educators improve their schools. Their first coauthored book focuses on district leadership, principal leadership, and team leadership and addresses how individual teachers can be most effective in leading students—by learning with colleagues how to implement the most promising pedagogy in their classrooms

Successful School Leadership

Linking with Learning and Achievement
Author: N.A
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335242456
Category: Education
Page: 277
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This book examines the nature of successful school leadership: what it is, what it looks like in practice & what are the consequences for schools & pupils.

The Mindful School Leader

Practices to Transform Your Leadership and School
Author: Valerie Brown,Kirsten Olson
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483303098
Category: Education
Page: 256
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Big results come from small steps. Written with school leaders in mind, this inspirational yet practical handbook teaches you how to add mindfulness into your day, bit by bit, whether you are sitting in your office or walking down the hall. With mindfulness, you will get better at managing meetings, responding creatively to complex situations, and achieving resilience—you will become a more effective leader and a more positive force for your staff and students. Features include: Real-life profiles of mindful school leaders Practice exercises to try right away Guidance so you know if you are “doing it right” Hard-to-find resources, including mindfulness apps