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This book addresses equity auditing at the community level. The inspiration for the book emerged from two sources. The first was hearing the frustration expressed from school leaders and teachers when trying to address the educational needs of and expectations for their students while also having to contend with the ...
Community Equity Audits: Communities and Schools Working Together to Eliminate the Opportunity Gap
This book addresses equity auditing at the community level. The inspiration for the book emerged from two sources. The first was hearing the frustration expressed from school leaders and teachers when trying to address the educational needs of and expectations for their students while also having to contend with the socio-structural issues that function as roadblocks to their success, particularly for low-income students and those living in poverty. These include lack of sufficient housing, exposure to high levels of crime and violence, inadequate fresh and nutritious food, deficient healthcare, and an absence of community resources such as safe play spaces. The second was the realization that many of the citizens within a city or school district are unaware of the disparate conditions among their neighborhoods and communities, including those stakeholders who are in a position to make needed policy changes. The purpose, then, of this book is to provide examples of community equity audits, using geographic information system mapping and other data. These audits create a picture and story of the inequities among communities and the need for community equity audits to raise the awareness of those who can influence policy and practices to create communities that promote the health and well-being of their citizens, most especially their children, so that the opportunity gap can be eliminated and schools can well-educate all of their students. The need for this information is great because schools alone cannot achieve all their educational goals if students and their families are living in circumstances that negatively impact their health, well-being and ultimately their chances to succeed. This book attempts to help practitioners and university faculty address what we believe is the most challenging and important issue in education today-how to ensure that all students have the opportunity and support they need to be successful in school and life.
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34.600000 USD

Community Equity Audits: Communities and Schools Working Together to Eliminate the Opportunity Gap

by Amelia Herrera-Evans, Campbell John Bullock, Talitha Agan, J Martyn Gunn, Kathryn B McKenzie
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This book examines some of the most important challenges facing administrators and other professionals in PreK-12 schools today: safety and security, hiring and evaluating members of the faculty and staff, dealing with students' academic and behavioral challenges, assessing student performance, responding to disengaged or overly engaged parents, and handling external ...
Confronting Today's Issues: Opportunities and Challenges for School Administrators
This book examines some of the most important challenges facing administrators and other professionals in PreK-12 schools today: safety and security, hiring and evaluating members of the faculty and staff, dealing with students' academic and behavioral challenges, assessing student performance, responding to disengaged or overly engaged parents, and handling external pressures from the community. It also explores ideas for how to design the types of school our students will need in the future and cope with the realities of trying to develop these schools in a difficult educational environment. Preferring practical advice over unsupported hypotheses and adopting clear, instructive language rather than educational jargon, the authors draw upon their own experience as well as some of the best research currently being conducted in the field of educational leadership. The book is suitable for self-study, workshops, education courses, and in-serve programs. The target audience is current and prospective PreK-12 administrators, teachers, student teachers, and staff.
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63.000000 USD

Confronting Today's Issues: Opportunities and Challenges for School Administrators

by Jeffrey L Buller, Denise Spirou, Chad Prosser
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Academic advising is the second most important function in the community college. If it is not conducted with the utmost efficiency and effectiveness, the most important function in the college-instruction-will fail to achieve its purpose of ensuring that students succeed in navigating the curriculum to completion. The purpose of academic ...
Academic Advising in the Community College
Academic advising is the second most important function in the community college. If it is not conducted with the utmost efficiency and effectiveness, the most important function in the college-instruction-will fail to achieve its purpose of ensuring that students succeed in navigating the curriculum to completion. The purpose of academic advising is to help students select a program of study to meet their life and vocational goals. As such, academic advising is a central and important activity in the process of education. Academic advising occurs at least once each term for every student in the college; few student support functions occur as often or affect so many students. But while there is general agreement concerning the importance of academic advising for the efficient functioning of the institution and the effective functioning of the student, there is little agreement regarding the nature of academic advising and who should perform the function. In this seminal work on academic advising, the authors of three overarching chapters address the key issues and challenges of academic advising followed by the authors of four of the most innovative and successful programs of academic advising in the nation.
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31.500000 USD

Academic Advising in the Community College

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Avoiding poor decisions in any facet of life starts by truly listening for the meaning in the messages we receive. In today's fast paced business environment: executives, managers and supervisors alike need to master the skill of effective listening to engage in smarter decision making. Smarter Decision-Making demonstrates the power ...
Smarter Decision-Making: Avoiding Poor Decisions through Effective Listening
Avoiding poor decisions in any facet of life starts by truly listening for the meaning in the messages we receive. In today's fast paced business environment: executives, managers and supervisors alike need to master the skill of effective listening to engage in smarter decision making. Smarter Decision-Making demonstrates the power of applied listening through focus, meaning and understanding context. The second part of the book gives depth to the importance of meaning. These practical insights are invaluable to any leader intent on achieving success and growth in their career.
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26.250000 USD

Smarter Decision-Making: Avoiding Poor Decisions through Effective Listening

by Louis J. Pepe
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Avoiding poor decisions in any facet of life starts by truly listening for the meaning in the messages we receive. In today's fast paced business environment: executives, managers and supervisors alike need to master the skill of effective listening to engage in smarter decision making. Smarter Decision-Making demonstrates the power ...
Smarter Decision-Making: Avoiding Poor Decisions through Effective Listening
Avoiding poor decisions in any facet of life starts by truly listening for the meaning in the messages we receive. In today's fast paced business environment: executives, managers and supervisors alike need to master the skill of effective listening to engage in smarter decision making. Smarter Decision-Making demonstrates the power of applied listening through focus, meaning and understanding context. The second part of the book gives depth to the importance of meaning. These practical insights are invaluable to any leader intent on achieving success and growth in their career.
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52.500000 USD

Smarter Decision-Making: Avoiding Poor Decisions through Effective Listening

by Louis J. Pepe
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The author co-founded the company known today as Economic Modeling Specialists International (Emsi) nearly 20 years ago. The main reason for starting the company was the existence of a pent-up demand for credible and affordable economic impact studies for community and technical colleges. Over the past 19 years, Emsi has ...
Community Colleges as Economic Engines
The author co-founded the company known today as Economic Modeling Specialists International (Emsi) nearly 20 years ago. The main reason for starting the company was the existence of a pent-up demand for credible and affordable economic impact studies for community and technical colleges. Over the past 19 years, Emsi has responded to this demand by completing over 2000 such studies for colleges in the US, UK, Canada, and Australia. The book chronicles the lessons learned over this time period and highlights what an economic impact study is, is not, what the results mean, and why they are important. It also discusses how presidents and governing boards can leverage the impact results to address other issues they deal with on a daily basis. Few college presidents are fully aware of this opportunity, however, and thus do not fully exploit the richness of the study. A strong case is also made that the college leadership should play a much stronger leadership roles in regional economic development of their region in addition to their roles as advocates for their colleges only.
26.250000 USD

Community Colleges as Economic Engines

by Kjell A. Christophersen
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Excellence: Every Classroom, Every Lesson, Every Day is the story of the transformation of a principal from new and inexperienced but good-hearted to a highly effective leader and motivator. The realistic fiction story is based upon the author's experience coaching administrators and working with both underperforming schools and high-achieving schools ...
Excellence: Every Classroom, Every Lesson, Every Day
Excellence: Every Classroom, Every Lesson, Every Day is the story of the transformation of a principal from new and inexperienced but good-hearted to a highly effective leader and motivator. The realistic fiction story is based upon the author's experience coaching administrators and working with both underperforming schools and high-achieving schools while weaving in lessons from foundational leadership books from both business and education. The principal, Dr. Esposito, demonstrates throughout how she uses these lessons to solve common problems in schools as she gradually changes her leadership philosophy and style. Her lessons come from a variety of leadership books including Drive, How to Win Friends and Influence People, Practice Perfect, The Art of Influence, Radical Candor, and many others.
29.66 USD

Excellence: Every Classroom, Every Lesson, Every Day

by Michael Horton
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Excellence: Every Classroom, Every Lesson, Every Day is the story of the transformation of a principal from new and inexperienced but good-hearted to a highly effective leader and motivator. The realistic fiction story is based upon the author's experience coaching administrators and working with both underperforming schools and high-achieving schools ...
Excellence: Every Classroom, Every Lesson, Every Day
Excellence: Every Classroom, Every Lesson, Every Day is the story of the transformation of a principal from new and inexperienced but good-hearted to a highly effective leader and motivator. The realistic fiction story is based upon the author's experience coaching administrators and working with both underperforming schools and high-achieving schools while weaving in lessons from foundational leadership books from both business and education. The principal, Dr. Esposito, demonstrates throughout how she uses these lessons to solve common problems in schools as she gradually changes her leadership philosophy and style. Her lessons come from a variety of leadership books including Drive, How to Win Friends and Influence People, Practice Perfect, The Art of Influence, Radical Candor, and many others.
52.500000 USD

Excellence: Every Classroom, Every Lesson, Every Day

by Michael Horton
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Today's administrators need to understand why, when, where, and how to market their schools to continue to serve their communities in the rapidly-changing educational climate. This book will highlight effective and tangible marketing practices for k-12 educators. The book is envisioned to be very reader friendly and offer practical solutions ...
Hashtags and Headlines: Marketing for School Leaders
Today's administrators need to understand why, when, where, and how to market their schools to continue to serve their communities in the rapidly-changing educational climate. This book will highlight effective and tangible marketing practices for k-12 educators. The book is envisioned to be very reader friendly and offer practical solutions to current challenges that school leaders are facing. The authors envision school leaders being able to open the book and start applying the information. The book offers ideas and solutions to marketing challenges both big and small. It will also walk administrators through the process of establishing a marketing plan specific to educational contexts, help them navigate their competitive environment, and address marketing communication issues ranging from social media to crisis planning.
52.500000 USD

Hashtags and Headlines: Marketing for School Leaders

by David F Bateman, Deidre Pettinga, Azure Angelov
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Teachers and Their Unions: Labor Relations in Uncertain Times explores the decade of uncertainty in public education following the Great Recession by first laying a foundation that describes the development of teachers and public education and the rise of teacher unions. The selection of the industrial labor model at the ...
Teachers and Their Unions: Labor Relations in Uncertain Times
Teachers and Their Unions: Labor Relations in Uncertain Times explores the decade of uncertainty in public education following the Great Recession by first laying a foundation that describes the development of teachers and public education and the rise of teacher unions. The selection of the industrial labor model at the outset of public sector collective bargaining set the table for challenges to its fit with education. The theme of teacher as member of a union and teacher as a professional is explored within the context of a collective bargaining environment. The section Law and Politics in Uncertain Times: Retrenchment and Assault explores the decade of uncertainty. It reviews the industrial union model and within the twin challenges of the conundrum of teacher as union member and professional in the struggles of the decade. Tenure (boondoggle or necessary protection), VAM (rank and yank), right-to-work, agency fees, and teacher strikes are explored within the themes of the industrial union model and the tension of union member and professional. The book concludes with thoughts for the future and responds to the question of whether teacher unions are still pertinent.
30.450000 USD

Teachers and Their Unions: Labor Relations in Uncertain Times

by Todd A. DeMitchell
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The author co-founded the company known today as Economic Modeling Specialists International (Emsi) nearly 20 years ago. The main reason for starting the company was the existence of a pent-up demand for credible and affordable economic impact studies for community and technical colleges. Over the past 19 years, Emsi has ...
Community Colleges as Economic Engines
The author co-founded the company known today as Economic Modeling Specialists International (Emsi) nearly 20 years ago. The main reason for starting the company was the existence of a pent-up demand for credible and affordable economic impact studies for community and technical colleges. Over the past 19 years, Emsi has responded to this demand by completing over 2000 such studies for colleges in the US, UK, Canada, and Australia. The book chronicles the lessons learned over this time period and highlights what an economic impact study is, is not, what the results mean, and why they are important. It also discusses how presidents and governing boards can leverage the impact results to address other issues they deal with on a daily basis. Few college presidents are fully aware of this opportunity, however, and thus do not fully exploit the richness of the study. A strong case is also made that the college leadership should play a much stronger leadership roles in regional economic development of their region in addition to their roles as advocates for their colleges only.
61.28 USD

Community Colleges as Economic Engines

by Kjell A. Christophersen
Hardback
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Today's administrators need to understand why, when, where, and how to market their schools to continue to serve their communities in the rapidly-changing educational climate. This book will highlight effective and tangible marketing practices for k-12 educators. The book is envisioned to be very reader friendly and offer practical solutions ...
Hashtags and Headlines: Marketing for School Leaders
Today's administrators need to understand why, when, where, and how to market their schools to continue to serve their communities in the rapidly-changing educational climate. This book will highlight effective and tangible marketing practices for k-12 educators. The book is envisioned to be very reader friendly and offer practical solutions to current challenges that school leaders are facing. The authors envision school leaders being able to open the book and start applying the information. The book offers ideas and solutions to marketing challenges both big and small. It will also walk administrators through the process of establishing a marketing plan specific to educational contexts, help them navigate their competitive environment, and address marketing communication issues ranging from social media to crisis planning.
26.250000 USD

Hashtags and Headlines: Marketing for School Leaders

by David F Bateman, Deidre Pettinga, Azure Angelov
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While there are many features of a response-to-intervention framework, two stand out as solid reasons why school personnel should be familiar with its basic structure. One reason is that it provides a sound protocol to account for the performance of every student. A second reason is that it provides a ...
Response to Intervention: Refining Instruction to Meet Student Needs
While there are many features of a response-to-intervention framework, two stand out as solid reasons why school personnel should be familiar with its basic structure. One reason is that it provides a sound protocol to account for the performance of every student. A second reason is that it provides a structure that is useful for figuring out how to refine instruction so that it is individualized to meet each student's needs. While this book can be useful to both beginning and experienced teachers, as well as other professionals who provide direct and indirect services to students, it has been written first and foremost with preservice teachers in mind. It should prove to be useful to these teachers by enabling them to identify the following: 1. the knowledge and skills they need to acquire in their preparation program, 2. the questions they need to be prepared to ask and answer during a job interview, and 3. the work they need to perform in the role they will fill in a school that uses a response-to-intervention framework.
63.000000 USD

Response to Intervention: Refining Instruction to Meet Student Needs

by Timothy E. Morse
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While there are many features of a response-to-intervention framework, two stand out as solid reasons why school personnel should be familiar with its basic structure. One reason is that it provides a sound protocol to account for the performance of every student. A second reason is that it provides a ...
Response to Intervention: Refining Instruction to Meet Student Needs
While there are many features of a response-to-intervention framework, two stand out as solid reasons why school personnel should be familiar with its basic structure. One reason is that it provides a sound protocol to account for the performance of every student. A second reason is that it provides a structure that is useful for figuring out how to refine instruction so that it is individualized to meet each student's needs. While this book can be useful to both beginning and experienced teachers, as well as other professionals who provide direct and indirect services to students, it has been written first and foremost with preservice teachers in mind. It should prove to be useful to these teachers by enabling them to identify the following: 1. the knowledge and skills they need to acquire in their preparation program, 2. the questions they need to be prepared to ask and answer during a job interview, and 3. the work they need to perform in the role they will fill in a school that uses a response-to-intervention framework.
29.400000 USD

Response to Intervention: Refining Instruction to Meet Student Needs

by Timothy E. Morse
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The purpose of Instructional Leadership Knowledge and Skills for K-12 Success is to provide the reader with the foundational knowledge and skills that are necessary to become an effective educational leader. The topics addressed in this book are based on the content knowledge and professional skills that are found in ...
Instructional Leadership: Knowledge and Skills for K-12 Success
The purpose of Instructional Leadership Knowledge and Skills for K-12 Success is to provide the reader with the foundational knowledge and skills that are necessary to become an effective educational leader. The topics addressed in this book are based on the content knowledge and professional skills that are found in the ELCC Building Level Standards. These standards also serve as the foundation of the course content of our accredited and nationally recognized by CAEP Master's Degree Program in Educational Leadership. Each chapter in this book is based on the knowledge and professional leadership skills presented in each of the courses in our M.Ed. Leadership degree program here in the College of Education at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. This book targets both current and aspiring educational leaders. Current leaders could use this book as a reference to refine their educational leadership knowledge and skills. Educational leader preparation programs will find that this book could be assigned as a textbook for aspiring educational leaders as an informative guide so that they can better understand the characteristics and concepts of effective school leadership.
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52.500000 USD
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`The book is an excellent read as it provides both ideas and suggestions to empower leaders in the education system. Increasingly, more and more academics write for each other and not for the practitioners who lead our schools, so this is a refreshing book. In an era of some anti-leadership ...
Leadership & Sustainability: System Thinkers in Action
`The book is an excellent read as it provides both ideas and suggestions to empower leaders in the education system. Increasingly, more and more academics write for each other and not for the practitioners who lead our schools, so this is a refreshing book. In an era of some anti-leadership books it is refreshing to read ideas that build bridges to practitioners in order to improve schools. The book is an outstanding contribution to the resource base for leaders in schools and the wider education system' - Professor Brent Davies, International Journal of Education Management `Michael Fullan's books - and this is no exception - are for educational policy makers, practitioners and researchers what J K Rowling's Harry Potter books are for children and parents. This is one of the best and most useful' - Tim Brighouse `Michael Fullan has produced another powerful and inspirational book. He has the wonderful knack of continually positioning himself a couple of steps ahead of the fields. By so doing, he is able to challenge and lead thinking and thereby accelerate productive new developments' - David Hopkins, Royal Holloway University of London `An ambitious and provocative journey into the complexities and possibilities that arise when leadership and sustainability join' - Roland S Barth, Lessons Learned (Corwin Press 2003) `No one has contributed more to our understanding of leadership and change than Michael Fullan. Leadership & Sustainability continues that tradition - a brilliant analysis of a timely topic' - Thomas J Sergiovanni, Lillian Radford Professor of Education, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas `Efforts at education reform have taken us down a variety of paths, and Michael Fullan has consistently noted the importance of leadership to large-scale reform. In his latest book, Leadership & Sustainability, Fullan makes a solid case that such reform is a complex process involving many variables. Key among these variables is the relationship between leadership and sustainability' - Vincent L Ferrandino, Executive Director, National Association of Elementary School Principals. Alexandria, Vancouver `With knowledgeable savvy from both individual leadership and system transformation, and a knack for writing in plain-speak, Michael Fullan helps us understand that it will be leadership (not leaders) that pave the way for great sustainability. His attempt to link abstract concepts to concrete examples of what it looks like in practice was successful' - Theodore B Creighton, Director, Center for Research and Doctoral Studies, Sam Houston State University, Executive Director, National Council of Professors of Education Administration `Michael Fullan has gone beyond his past research that described the change process so insightfully to a new and exciting exploration of how systems thinking and the long lever of leadership can bring about deep and lasting reforms in schools and schooling. This brand of leadership for sustainability, as described by Fullan, results in the deep learning that enables schools to respond successfully to the revolution in expectations they now face. This new work will both inform and inspire educators to become the new theoreticians whose impact will be felt in their schools every day' - David T Conley, Associate Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy, Director, Center for Educational Policy Research, College of Education, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon `Leadership & Sustainability is a critical breakthrough. Michael Fullan has utilized findings from some of the best research and observations in education over the past fifteen years to brilliantly illuminate the challenges of creating schools capable of continuous organic change and improvement' - James P Comer, Maurice Falk Professor of Child Psychiatry, Yale Child Study Center, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut Leadership & Sustainability will examine how the opportunity for new leadership can be leveraged to focus on sustainability of reform, and will identify barriers and strategies for moving in new directions. This book will define the meaning of sustainability and the large scale it plays in reform. It explains the myriad facets of continuous improvement and the key characteristics of the dynamics in sustainability. This book explores the two-way street relationship between individual leadership and system transformation. It will explain how each must feed on each other in order for the relationship to succeed.
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31.450000 USD
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It's time to take the lid off learning. In Stratosphere, Michael Fullan takes a close look at the fast-paced world of emerging technologies and argues that the inevitable influence of technology on teaching and learning must not be resisted, but rather embraced and applied in meaningful ways to positively impact ...
Stratosphere: Integrating Technology, Pedagogy, and Change Knowledge
It's time to take the lid off learning. In Stratosphere, Michael Fullan takes a close look at the fast-paced world of emerging technologies and argues that the inevitable influence of technology on teaching and learning must not be resisted, but rather embraced and applied in meaningful ways to positively impact school classrooms. Examines connections--and disconnections-- between pedagogy, technology, and change knowledge in education Creates a vision for improving education by escaping the content-focused teaching of the past and embracing the new pedagogy of higher-order skills Focuses on the harnessing of fast and innovative technologies to bring about change in classrooms, districts, states, and provinces Identifies four critical elements that, at scale, have the ability to make large-scale change a reality-- and easier!
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26.240000 USD
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'It's all here-everything you need to start, sustain, and grow an effective, research-based partnership program. With the addition of a CD-ROM, the essential tools are even more accessible, portable, and adaptable to the challenges and opportunities facing our schools' -Joe Munnich, Family and Community Involvement Coordinator Saint Paul Public Schools, ...
School, Family, and Community Partnerships: Your Handbook for Action
'It's all here-everything you need to start, sustain, and grow an effective, research-based partnership program. With the addition of a CD-ROM, the essential tools are even more accessible, portable, and adaptable to the challenges and opportunities facing our schools' -Joe Munnich, Family and Community Involvement Coordinator Saint Paul Public Schools, MN 'Useful for state leaders as well as districts and schools for organizing sustainable partnership programs to support student learning. We use the Handbook to provide training to school teams, parent leaders, school boards, superintendents, and their cabinets across California' -Jeana Preston, Director, California Parent Center San Diego State University Research Foundation Build partnerships with families and the community to promote equity and student success! When schools, families, and communities collaborate and share responsibility for students' education, they can make a positive impact on student achievement. Based on 25 years of research, this updated edition of a bestseller details a framework that enables school, district, and state leaders to develop more effective programs for family and community involvement. A team of well-known experts shows how to create Action Teams for Partnerships and train team members in planning and implementing partnership activities to reach school goals. Educational leaders will also learn how teams can mobilize community resources, resolve challenges to reach all families, evaluate program results, and continue to improve plans and practices over time. This practical handbook includes: - New examples of successful partnership activities - Increased attention to connecting familymmunity involvement to goals for student success - New inventories that define leadership roles - A CD-ROM with forms and a PowerPoint presentation for workshops, with Spanish translations of selected reproducibles The comprehensive third edition of School, Family, and Community Partnerships demonstrates a proven approach to implement and sustain inclusive, goal-oriented programs.
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50.350000 USD

School, Family, and Community Partnerships: Your Handbook for Action

by Brenda G. Thomas, Cecelia S. Martin, Frances L. Van Voorhis, Natalie R. Jansorn, Karen Clark Salinas, Beth S. Simon, Steven B. Sheldon, Mavis G. Sanders, Joyce L. Epstein
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Here's timely information for educators on many of the most important topics of the day in language that is clear and direct. What are standards and what do I need to know about them? What do I need to know about tests? What do I need to know about class ...
15 School Questions and Discussion: From Class Size, Standards, and School Safety to Leadership and More
Here's timely information for educators on many of the most important topics of the day in language that is clear and direct. What are standards and what do I need to know about them? What do I need to know about tests? What do I need to know about class size? What do I need to know about vouchers? What do I need to know about content-rich curriculum? What are constructivism and content-rich curriculum? What do I need to know about rubrics? What will be required to keep schools safe? What needs to be done to assure a quality teaching force in 2015? For each question Goldberg provides both background and definition along with guidelines and other helpful material. In some cases he points the direction that experience and research indicate is best. In others, he provides enlightening information that will allow the teacher or administrator to decide for themselves. In all cases, the information is concrete and intended for those interested in practice. Every educator or interested reader will find much useful information here to help them confront the 3 or 4 or 5 questions that go most directly to hot issues in the reader's school, district, or state.
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17.99 USD
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Cure Student Underachievement is the culmination of the authors' research, practice, and experience as principals, superintendents, graduate professors, and consultants in efforts to improve school performance and increase student achievement. Searching for the real causes of underperformance, the authors explored problem-solving strategies in several fields. The authors find that clinical ...
Curing Student Underachievement: Clinical Practice for School Leaders
Cure Student Underachievement is the culmination of the authors' research, practice, and experience as principals, superintendents, graduate professors, and consultants in efforts to improve school performance and increase student achievement. Searching for the real causes of underperformance, the authors explored problem-solving strategies in several fields. The authors find that clinical practice identifies the root causes rather than the symptoms of problems, focusing valuable time, resource, and energy on prescriptions with greater promise for improved performance health. The concepts of diagnosis, prescription, and prognosis establish a foundation for improved planning and problem solving. This book introduces practicing leaders and leaders-in-training to the protocols of clinical practice by taking the reader through the twelve steps of the clinical cycle with specific strategies and exercises to provide practice in the application, use, and assessment of the model.
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106.050000 USD

Curing Student Underachievement: Clinical Practice for School Leaders

by Bruce Hayes, Philip Esbrandt
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Classroom Assessment in Action clarifies the multi-faceted roles of measurement and assessment and their applications in a classroom setting. Comprehensive in scope, Shermis and Di Vesta explain basic measurement concepts and show students how to interpret the results of standardized tests. From these basic concepts, the authors then provide clear ...
Classroom Assessment in Action
Classroom Assessment in Action clarifies the multi-faceted roles of measurement and assessment and their applications in a classroom setting. Comprehensive in scope, Shermis and Di Vesta explain basic measurement concepts and show students how to interpret the results of standardized tests. From these basic concepts, the authors then provide clear and ordered discussions of how assessment and instruction is integrated into a functional process to enhance student learning. Guidelines are set forth for constructing various common assessments. Procedures are laid out to evaluate and improve assessments once they are constructed. Ultimately, the authors shed light on the myriad of factors that impact test score interpretation. In today's classroom, technology has become a constant companion, and Classroom Assessment in Action exposes teacher candidates to emerging technologies they might encounter in building their repertoire of assessments, whether it be automated essay scoring or electronic portfolios. Classroom Assessment in Action guides its readers to a complete and thorough understanding of assessment and measurement so that they can confidently work with students and parents in explaining results, whether they are from a high-stakes statewide assessment or the grading philosophy to which they ascribe.
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80.74 USD

Classroom Assessment in Action

by Francis J. Di Vesta, Mark D Shermis
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'This essential guide for educational leaders skillfully blends scholarship with practice and integrates theory with real-world examples. Through case studies, the authors show the reader how to develop, support, and improve a collaborative, inquiry-action process for improving teaching and learning. If we are going to have schools that successfully educate ...
Leading With Inquiry and Action: How Principals Improve Teaching and Learning
'This essential guide for educational leaders skillfully blends scholarship with practice and integrates theory with real-world examples. Through case studies, the authors show the reader how to develop, support, and improve a collaborative, inquiry-action process for improving teaching and learning. If we are going to have schools that successfully educate all students to high standards, then we need principals who translate the lessons of this book into practice' - Andrew Lachman, Executive Director, Connecticut Center for School Change Enhance learning with a collaborative, inquiry-based system of leadership! With socio political forces prompting calls for school improvement, school leaders look for ways to expand their expertise in instructional leadership and strengthen their role in shaping classroom practice. Leading with Inquiry and Action presents a systematic, ongoing process for collecting information, making decisions, and taking action to improve instruction and raise student achievement. The authors illustrate this collaborative inquiry-action cycle with a running vignette of an experienced principal and offer questions and exercises to guide individual reflection and group discussion. Thoroughly grounded in research, this book helps administrators: identify areas for instructional improvement; determine community-supported solutions and build stakeholder commitment; articulate an action plan based on multiple data sources; take steps that support teacher development; and, systematically evaluate program results. Educational improvement requires informed leadership. This practical guide provides an efficient and functional framework for transforming current or aspiring principals into inquiry-minded, action-oriented instructional leaders.
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47.00 USD

Leading With Inquiry and Action: How Principals Improve Teaching and Learning

by Ellen B. Goldring, Sharon F. Rallis, Matthew C. Militello
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'You cannot take on the principalship and view it as a job ...Simply stated, you have to view it as a special calling' - Jim Kelch, from Beginning the Principalship, Third Edition The best way to learn the ropes is to have an expert at your side. Beginning the Principalship, ...
Beginning the Principalship: A Practical Guide for New School Leaders
'You cannot take on the principalship and view it as a job ...Simply stated, you have to view it as a special calling' - Jim Kelch, from Beginning the Principalship, Third Edition The best way to learn the ropes is to have an expert at your side. Beginning the Principalship, Third Edition is exactly that kind of essential encouragement and help you need. Filled with updated and new information designed to help you survive your first years as headteacher, this new edition of John C. Daresh's bestseller provides the resources you need to become a strong and effective leader. Find out how you can o Manage others' expectations of you as headteacher; o Master the technical skills necessary to run a school; o Create and clarify your personal professional growth plan; o Work effectively with the community; o Incorporate staff in school goals and initiatives; o Work more effectively with parents. In compelling scenarios from new headteachers, Daresh focuses on the practical skills for developing a network, the process of finding mentors, and the importance of professional organizations.With the tools this guide offers, you will build the skills you need to thrive as a principal, growing more comfortable-and more confident-in your role as school leader!
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'This book reflects a true understanding of the different personalities administrators face and clearly outlines what each leader can do to establish a positive environment for their employees and students. This is one book no administrator should be without'-Patricia Bowman, Retired Principal, Los Angeles Unified School District, Adjunct Professor, University ...
From Difficult Teachers ... to Dynamic Teams
'This book reflects a true understanding of the different personalities administrators face and clearly outlines what each leader can do to establish a positive environment for their employees and students. This is one book no administrator should be without'-Patricia Bowman, Retired Principal, Los Angeles Unified School District, Adjunct Professor, University of California, Los Angeles Unconstructive staff behaviours can disrupt a thriving school environment. School leaders need positive, generative communication strategies that can defuse negativity and inspire teachers to change their behaviour and become contributing members of the learning community. From Difficult Teachers...to Dynamic Teamwork examines the underlying basis of problematic behaviours and provides proactive, proven strategies for building teamwork and a positive school culture. Leaders will discover strategies for enhancing their interpersonal skills, determining if their own behaviour is contributing to the problem, and encouraging behaviour change in teachers and staff. Based on interviews with more than 50 experienced principals, this valuable resource connects content to practice via: - Key tools, practical resources, organizational charts, and behaviour assessment forms - Sage advice and quotations from experienced educators - Sample dialogues to help identify behaviour challenges - Take Action sections for specific implementation strategies Maximize the effectiveness of your staff by building a culture of shared leadership, collegiality, and teamwork.
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43.00 USD
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Based on five years of research, including feedback from hundreds of school leaders and case studies of elementary, middle, and high schools in rural, suburban, and urban U.S. cities, Building School-Community Partnerships: Collaboration for Student Success is a resource for teachers seeking to establish school-community partnerships to achieve goals for ...
Building School-Community Partnerships: Collaboration for Student Success
Based on five years of research, including feedback from hundreds of school leaders and case studies of elementary, middle, and high schools in rural, suburban, and urban U.S. cities, Building School-Community Partnerships: Collaboration for Student Success is a resource for teachers seeking to establish school-community partnerships to achieve goals for their schools, and the students, families, and communities they serve. Within this essential guide, school leaders will find: - essential research components for the busy administrator - real-life examples illustrating elements of strong partnerships - practical strategies based on what works from 10 model schools - an annotated professional development workshop agenda, including handouts - resources, including sample activities and letters Administrators looking for examples of effective school-community partnerships will find this research-based resource full of inspiring, practical, and feasible ideas!
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Organizational Learning: Improving Learning, Teaching, and Leading in School Systems defines organizational learning, provides its theoretical foundations, and identifies six interrelated conditions that appear to foster organizational learning in schools and school systems: prioritizing learning for all members, fostering inquiry, facilitating the dissemination of knowledge, practicing democratic principles, attending to ...
Organizational Learning: Improving Learning, Teaching, and Leading in School Systems
Organizational Learning: Improving Learning, Teaching, and Leading in School Systems defines organizational learning, provides its theoretical foundations, and identifies six interrelated conditions that appear to foster organizational learning in schools and school systems: prioritizing learning for all members, fostering inquiry, facilitating the dissemination of knowledge, practicing democratic principles, attending to human relationships, and providing for members' self-fulfillment. The authors use practical examples and an on-going case study to illustrate concepts of organizational learning and its application to schools and school systems. They also provide practitioners with opportunities to digest and apply information to their own settings with a series of essential questions, activities and ideas for getting started, areas for inquiry, and reflective journal questions.
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