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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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'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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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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'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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85.000000 USD
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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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44.03 USD
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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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65.69 USD
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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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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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Decades of Chaos and Revolution: Showdowns for College Presidents is the story and comparison of two eras in the history of higher education. The first era covers the period of the 1960s through the mid-1970s, and the second is the first decade of the twenty-first century. Both decades were marked ...
Decades of Chaos and Revolution: Showdowns for College Presidents
Decades of Chaos and Revolution: Showdowns for College Presidents is the story and comparison of two eras in the history of higher education. The first era covers the period of the 1960s through the mid-1970s, and the second is the first decade of the twenty-first century. Both decades were marked by events that shook the foundations of colleges and universities, and society as a whole. Nelson weaves an engaging story, told through the eyes of the presidents of the institutions that were involved in the chaos of those eras. For colleges and universities and their presidents, these two decades are the toughest, most tense and demanding of times in the last hundred years, and likely in the entire history of colleges and universities in America. The enduring images are equal parts chaos and change, revolution and recovery, dashed dreams and unflagging hopes. Nelson asks, of the two eras, which faced the greater challenges? Which era required more profound leadership? And which was the more difficult and demanding of their time to navigate successfully? It is clear that Steve Nelson sees the era of the 1960s and `70s as the most difficult. He believes that it was the presidents of that earlier era who confronted dilemmas and controversies unimagined before and not witnessed since. Decades of Chaos and Revolution presents an insightful picture of the tension and tumult that presidents of the 1960s and `70s had no choice but to face. Nelson traces the roots of ideological battles in the university that have persisted over the last sixty years. He examines what worked and what didn't in the tactics used by presidents in the face of the demands inspired by the protests and politics of the 1960s and shows how they have shaped succeeding generations of presidents. Then he unravels the parallel issues and unfinished business of the 1960s, which evolved in ensuing decades, and with which presidents in the twenty-first century must also grapple. Watch the author talk more about the book on YouTube: Part I: Triggers leading up to the revolutions of the 60s/70s. Part II: Changes in the college presidency, and the inspiration for the book.
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37.94 USD
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An update to Financial and Managerial Accounting for School Administrators: Superintendents, School Business Administrators and Principals, this book and CD includes current best practices, GASB pronouncements, and web-based applications. It also provides school administrators with important accounting background, technique, and applications in the school environment and demonstrates the overall binding ...
Financial Accounting for School Administrators: Tools for School
An update to Financial and Managerial Accounting for School Administrators: Superintendents, School Business Administrators and Principals, this book and CD includes current best practices, GASB pronouncements, and web-based applications. It also provides school administrators with important accounting background, technique, and applications in the school environment and demonstrates the overall binding effect accounting has on all of the tasks and functions performed by school administrators. Knowledge about accounting and accounting skills pervades all aspects of the day-to-day operation of a school and school district. The proper day-to-day operation of the schools and quality planning and decision-making cannot realistically take place unless administrators and board members have an understanding of school fund accounting. The present and the future will see the need for both financial and managerial accounting. One type will not overshadow the other. Both will continue to evolve and develop to satisfy the needs of society and the education community. Financial and managerial accounting together can be thought of as the process that gathers, produces, organizes, and presents information that can be consumed by a wide variety of users for the purpose of keeping an organization operating, growing, improving, and changing. This book and CD will be useful to superintendents, school business managers, and principals.
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37.94 USD

Financial Accounting for School Administrators: Tools for School

by Bernard W. Madden, Donald R. Johnson, Ronald E. Everett
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The Superintendent's Fieldbook: A Guide for Leaders of Learning is the most comprehensive, complete handbook for the superintendency. It grew out of extensive funding and professional development from the highly-respected Danforth Foundation, and examines the role of the superintendent through field-based research with over 150 superintendents over ten years. Intended ...
The Superintendent's Fieldbook: A Guide for Leaders of Learning
The Superintendent's Fieldbook: A Guide for Leaders of Learning is the most comprehensive, complete handbook for the superintendency. It grew out of extensive funding and professional development from the highly-respected Danforth Foundation, and examines the role of the superintendent through field-based research with over 150 superintendents over ten years. Intended for urban, rural, and suburban superintendents, the book is designed to help these district leaders improve their effectiveness, learn from best practices, and fully understand the tenets of NCLB and other critical legislation. As a fieldbook, the book reflects stories, anecdotes, and vignettes from practicing superintendents and is truly a practitioner-friendly resource for school leaders.
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66.76 USD

The Superintendent's Fieldbook: A Guide for Leaders of Learning

by Robert H. Koff, Harvey S. James, Luvern L. Cunningham, Nelda H Cambron-McCabe
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`The book provides an excellent wide and stimulating set of readings and would be useful to anyone taking forward Unit 3 or the Accelerated Route of SQH' - SQH Newsletter `This is a useful addition to the literature on finance and resource management in education.... Those whose work involves managing ...
Managing Finance and Resources in Education
`The book provides an excellent wide and stimulating set of readings and would be useful to anyone taking forward Unit 3 or the Accelerated Route of SQH' - SQH Newsletter `This is a useful addition to the literature on finance and resource management in education.... Those whose work involves managing resources and finance in schools and colleges will find this a useful or even indispensable addition to their bookshelves, whether they are heads, principals or middle managers' - Mentoring and Tutoring This book will provide readers with knowledge and understanding of the theory and practice of managing finance, resources and stakeholders in schools and colleges. Written specifically for those studying for an academic qualification at Masters level in educational management, it provides self-study material and links to other key texts in the field. The authors deal with the links between finance, resources and stakeholders in the context of school and college self-management. Examples are drawn from international settings as well as from the United Kingdom. Building on an examination of theoretical perspectives, practical considerations and applications are examined in a format which encourages the reader to explore the context of their own educational institution. This book is a core text for the University of Leicester MBA in Educational Management.
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110.92 USD
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`Researchers interested in various aspects of college leadership and management will find this book a convenient and scholarly introduction to related research in the school sector' - Further Education Development Agency, College Research Journal `Educational management has become an important academic subject. The contributors to this volume have gauaranteed its ...
Educational Management: Redefining Theory, Policy and Practice
`Researchers interested in various aspects of college leadership and management will find this book a convenient and scholarly introduction to related research in the school sector' - Further Education Development Agency, College Research Journal `Educational management has become an important academic subject. The contributors to this volume have gauaranteed its survival as such by undertaking this review in order that they and others working in the field may take account of a range of agendas and initiatives. The outcome must be a fresh stance and a new sense of direction to enable a study of educational managment to meet the needs of teachers and their schools in the new millennium' - Educational Research Educational Management brings together important original contributions from leading thinkers in the field. Edited by some of the key figures in educational management today, chapters examine the following key areas: Has self-management achieved the success predicted for it?; What should be the nature of professional development for educational leaders?; to what extent can education benefit by drawing from practice in business and industry?; can theory inform management practice in education?; how can research contribute to educational improvement?; how can leaders help improve classroom practice? Educational Management is one of the major outcomes of the ESRC ( Economic and Social Research Council) seminar series which aimed to redefine educational management in the light of the many developments in policy, practice, theory and research since the subject became established in the 1970s.
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94.74 USD
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The Personnel Evaluation Standards, Second Edition describes 27 standard statements that together constitute the American National Standard (ANSI/JCSEE 1-2008) issued by the Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation. This book guides sound evaluations of educators across all levels, from Pre-K through graduate schools. Categorized by four attributes of evaluation ...
The Personnel Evaluation Standards: How to Assess Systems for Evaluating Educators
The Personnel Evaluation Standards, Second Edition describes 27 standard statements that together constitute the American National Standard (ANSI/JCSEE 1-2008) issued by the Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation. This book guides sound evaluations of educators across all levels, from Pre-K through graduate schools. Categorized by four attributes of evaluation propriety, utility, feasibility, and accuracy these standard statements offer insightaand support for decisions that affect tenure, dismissal, promotion, and staff development. This second edition offers important new standards to provide a more comprehensive presentation. Readers will also find substantive revisions for each existing standard and rewritten case studies for extensive coverage of facets such as attention to cultural diversity and use of computer technology in obtaining, storing, and applying evaluation data.
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54.02 USD
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Presenting the theory underlying management of teaching and learning, as well as discussion of good practice in schools and colleges, the authors of this volume discuss the rationale for learning and teaching though a consideration of curriculum design. This is linked to models of learning and teaching, and the management ...
Managing Effective Learning and Teaching
Presenting the theory underlying management of teaching and learning, as well as discussion of good practice in schools and colleges, the authors of this volume discuss the rationale for learning and teaching though a consideration of curriculum design. This is linked to models of learning and teaching, and the management of contexts for learning, together with the roles and responsibilities of curriculum managers. Examples are drawn from international settings as well as from the United Kingdom, encouraging the reader to explore the context of managing learning and teaching within his/her own institution. The authors provide self-study material, with extensive links to other key texts in the field. This book is a valuable source book for curriculum managers at all levels in schools and colleges, as well as a course book for Masters' level study in educational management
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94.74 USD

Managing Effective Learning and Teaching

by Daniela Sommefeldt, Ann Briggs
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The Principal as Professional Learning Community Leader is designed to provide principals with hands-on, practical support as they build professional learning communities (PLCs) in their schools in order to improve student achievement. With an emphasis on creating a collaborative culture for action, this book offers step-by-step plans, along with practical ...
The Principal as Professional Learning Community Leader
The Principal as Professional Learning Community Leader is designed to provide principals with hands-on, practical support as they build professional learning communities (PLCs) in their schools in order to improve student achievement. With an emphasis on creating a collaborative culture for action, this book offers step-by-step plans, along with practical strategies, to use with staff to create the conditions within which PLCs thrive. The book leads principals through the process of building a PLC by defining the key attributes of PLCs; explaining the principalAEs role in leading the process; and then showing how to create a steering team, introduce the concept to staff, develop teacher learning teams, and create mission, vision and goal statements as the foundation of PLCs.
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41.00 USD
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Planning Educational Facilities provides a detailed discussion of all of the processes involved in planning a school building. From a discussion on how to organize the local staff to the final evaluation of the building, the separate processes are described in detail. The responsibility of the educator and school board ...
Planning Educational Facilities: What Educators Need to Know
Planning Educational Facilities provides a detailed discussion of all of the processes involved in planning a school building. From a discussion on how to organize the local staff to the final evaluation of the building, the separate processes are described in detail. The responsibility of the educator and school board are discussed in such a way that individuals on the local level should feel confident in the knowledge of the planning process gained from this book. The relationship between the school board and the architect are described in detail and an example of an architect's contract is given. Other examples of contracts are provided. The process of contracting with a contractor is discussed in detail. In addition, some alternative methods of contracting for such services are provided. A section on green schools is included because this is an important way to construct buildings. A chapter on problem-based activities is provided, which should give the reader an opportunity to experience some of the problems educators actually face in this planning process.
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147.000000 USD
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Challenging Students to Learn is an inspirational guide with many practical principles and strategies for leading and motivating students that are based on years of study and in-service training programs on leadership and motivation. These tactics are effective in public and private elementary and secondary schools and also universities for ...
Challenging Students to Learn: How to Use Effective Leadership and Motivation Tactics
Challenging Students to Learn is an inspirational guide with many practical principles and strategies for leading and motivating students that are based on years of study and in-service training programs on leadership and motivation. These tactics are effective in public and private elementary and secondary schools and also universities for teacher preparation programs. They are practical and useful techniques that can be used by any educator and can help teachers motivate students to perform academically, improve their behavior in the classroom, and develop better attitudes toward education. David R. Tomal describes 101 ways to motivate students, including tangible and intangible awards, instructional strategies, classroom management, and positive relationships. The use of intrinsic and extrinsic motivational factors, positive reinforcement, good classroom management, and effective instruction and curriculum, and fair discipline are just some of the topics covered. The advantages and disadvantages of many of these factors are discussed, and examples are given where these strategies have been applied in schools.
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107.100000 USD
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Principals in today's schools face a wide range of requests and demands from a variety of sources that are often conflicting. There are government mandates, rules and regulations such as No Child Left Behind (NCLB), and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). There are state rules and regulations for ...
Action-Oriented Principals: Facing the Demands of External Pressures
Principals in today's schools face a wide range of requests and demands from a variety of sources that are often conflicting. There are government mandates, rules and regulations such as No Child Left Behind (NCLB), and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). There are state rules and regulations for program review, curriculum standards, testing, licensing of teachers, length of school day and year, transportation, graduation requirements, and activities. There are accrediting agencies with their own sets of guidelines for how schools should be operated, teachers qualified, resources allocated and progress assessed. The action-oriented principal of the twenty-first century is being called upon to respond to all of these and many more external pressures. They often become mired in the arbitration of problems caused by the divergent values, beliefs, and opinions of those many stakeholders in the educational process. The purpose of this text is to act as a resource and a guide for administrators of tomorrow's schools by being a proactive leader and leading schools by strategic planning and community involvement instead of waiting for things to happen to them from the external communities.
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57.750000 USD
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Leadership turnover in America's largest school districts has increased so rapidly that the average urban superintendent tenure is roughly 2 years. Because many urban superintendents are hired knowing that they will either be terminated or forced to resign in a short period of time, this cycle has created a class ...
Turnover at the Top: Superintendent Vacancies and the Urban School
Leadership turnover in America's largest school districts has increased so rapidly that the average urban superintendent tenure is roughly 2 years. Because many urban superintendents are hired knowing that they will either be terminated or forced to resign in a short period of time, this cycle has created a class of superintendents who leap around the country from job to job, with no real ties to the communities they serve. So why are big-city superintendents seemingly always on the hot seat? Urban superintendents regularly face vast academic, funding, and socioeconomic challenges, and school boards find it much easier to change the coach than to change the players. Turnover at the Top examines various reasons for this frequent turnover, as well and its ramifications. It includes first-hand accounts from parents, school board members, and urban superintendents and will be of great interest to administrators, elected officials, and superintendents.
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73.500000 USD
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Since the passage of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) regulating of the maintenance and dissemination of educational records, educators have struggled to meet federal compliance requirements while operating in the daily realities of public schools. Such practices as determining whether a child's cumulative file could ...
Educational Records: A Practical Guide for Legal Compliance
Since the passage of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) regulating of the maintenance and dissemination of educational records, educators have struggled to meet federal compliance requirements while operating in the daily realities of public schools. Such practices as determining whether a child's cumulative file could be accessed, by whom, and for what purposes suddenly became a matter of federal law. Legal compliance became more elusive in the late 1990's and in the first decade of the twenty-first century with the fracturing of the family, the passage of other state and federal laws regulating records security, and through computer technology posing unique security challenges to record integrity and maintenance. Until now, educators lacked a single volume resource for directly and confidently answering their questions. In Educational Records, Murphy and Dishman provide educators with a readily accessible, jargon-free source for legal questions concerning educational records. The book's question-and-answer format, as well as its analysis of court opinions and opinion letters of the United States Department of Education's Family Policy Compliance Office, provides educators with the resource they need to quickly and authoritatively address records issues.
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141.750000 USD

Educational Records: A Practical Guide for Legal Compliance

by Mike L. Dishman, Daniel Robert Murphy
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