|101 Quotable Quotes and More on Leadership
Author - David Woods
David Woods, former lead Education Advisor of London Schools and Chief Adviser of the London Challenge, and current Chair of London Leadership Strategy, has brought together an inspiring collection of quotes on leadership. 101 Quotable Quotes and More on Leadership offers more than 50 pages of motivational and thought-provoking quotes, not just from key educational experts, but academics, business gurus, historical figures and politicians. The book includes excerpts from books by key educational figures and thinkers such as Sir Tim Brighouse, David Pendelton and Adrian Furnham, plus information from the Department for Education and the National College for Leadership. This is the ideal book for anyone in education wanting a handy collection of quotes that they can use, pass on or simply gain encouragement from.
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|A School Leaders Guide to Standards-Based Grading
Author: Margaret McInteer, Bev Clemens, Mitzi Hoback, Jan Hoegh, Robert Marzano, Phil Warrick, Tammy HefleboA School Leaderâ€™s Guide to Standards-Based Grading, by Tammy Heflebower, Jan K. Hoegh, and Phil Warrick, with Mitzi Hoback, Margaret McInteer, and Bev Clemens, offers a reliable framework for analysing student learning and providing students and stakeholders with effective feedback on student progress. This guide not only articulates significant research supporting standards-based grading as an accurate, precise, and effective way to report academic strengths and weaknesses but also shares applicable anecdotes from educators implementing its components. The authors detail specific procedures, processes, and systems necessary for implementation.
Using this practical, research-based resource, principals, administrators, and teacher leaders will:
â€¢ Distinguish between standards-based and standards-referenced grading
â€¢ Understand the research and reasoning for standards-based grading and read other educatorsâ€™ accounts of their experiences with standards-based grading
â€¢ Explore the advantages and challenges of implementing standards-based grading
â€¢ Examine their current grading practices and identify strategies to ensure grades accurately reflect studentsâ€™ strengths and weaknesses
â€¢ Improve student achievement through meaningful, measurable, and accurate reporting
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|Advocacy from A to Z
by Robert Blackburn, Barbara R. Blackburn, Ronald Williamson
In today’s educational climate, advocacy is a critical part of any teacher or leader’s job. Advocacy From A to Z unpacks the difficult task of understanding the movers and shakers—including teachers, parents, the union, legislatures, and policy makers—that impact your school, affect your students, and shape policy.
Organized into 26 chapters—one for each letter of the alphabet—this book provides school-based examples and specific strategies needed to be a successful advocate for education. Advocacy begins at the local level, and the newest book in the A to Z series helps educational leaders navigate, plan, and shape their message to the right people at the right time. Now you can find your voice and become an active advocate to help your students succeed.
A – Advocacy: What and Why?
B – Building Blocks of Lobbying
C – Communication Skills
D – Designing An Advocacy Plan
E – Engaging through Technology
F – Framing Your Message
G – Gaining Support with Limited Resources
H –Handling the Media
I – Internal and External Stakeholders
J – Juggling Information – Frank Buck
K – Keys to Social Media
L – Local Advocacy is Foundational
M – Motivating Those Around You
N – Networking
O – Overcoming Objections
P – Public Relations 101
Q – Quality Relationships
R – Resistance to Change
S – Successful Negotiations
T – Time: Friend or Foe? – Frank Buck
U – Up-to-Date on the Issues
V – Vision: Personal and Shared
W – Working with Local, State, and National Governance
X – Pitfalls to Avoid
Y – Your Turn
Z – Zeroing In on the Essentials
"Every educator should own this practical book! Advocacy from A to Z assists readers in effectively advocating for the needs of students in a world outside of education."
—Kara Chism, Director of Programs and Curriculum, The Hope Institute, Samford University, USA
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|Aim High, Achieve More: How To Transform Urban Schools Throu
Author: Yvette Jackson & Veronica McDermott
Aim High, Achieve More: How To Transform Urban Schools Through Fearless LeadershipMany urban educators live in fear: of their schools being labelled failures, of increasingly punitive sanctions, of loss of respect and livelihood. This fear pervades the entire school community, affecting the physical, mental and emotional well-being of its members.
Aim High, Achieve More: How to Transform Urban Schools Through Fearless Leadership is a guide for transformation in urban schools, with the key ingredient in school renewal being fearless leadership. Fearless leaders work in schools under-resourced and overburdened and serve disproportionately large numbers of children who live in poverty and face racism daily. They are ordinary educators committed to proving that demographics need not be destiny.
Aim High, Achieve More will help teachers to bridge the divide that separates urban students from their birthright of a high-quality education. You will learn how to:
- Adopt a leadership approach consisting of affirmation, inspiration and mediation (AIM).
- Build a leadership team of important stake-holders that is committed to improvement.
- Create supports that enable teachers to nurture their students' potential to meet high standards.
Each chapter closes with reflections and activities that will help your leadership team produce its own roadmap for change. Aim High, Achieve More provides insights gleaned from real-world experiences that will enable you to create a successful, vibrant learning environment.
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|Andy Hargreaves 2 Pack
Andy Hargreaves 2 Pack :
Collaborative Professionalism + Professional Capital
Available for a Strictly Limited Time
Andy Hargreaves, Michael O'Connor
This book is clearly organized to show the need for and the design of Collaborative Professionalism with five key country cases - China, Norway, Colombia, Ontario, and the US. In the second part of the book these cases are used to uncover 10 tenets of collaborative professionalism such as collective efficacy, collaborative inquiry, and collaborating with students and shows how they work together for success. The final part clearly outlines practices we need to stop happening (high teacher turnover), what should continue happening (good feedback), and what should start happening (empowering students more).
Andy Hargreaves, Michael Fullan
Professional Capital: Transforming Teaching in Every School is an incisive critique of the failing reform movements in many countries and a powerful manifesto for the only strategy that can and does work. Hargreaves and Fullan set out exactly and undeniably why the only way to move forward is to honour and improve the profession of teaching.
In this book, the authors equip teachers and those who work with them with insights, ideas and actions that will dramatically improve their effectiveness, which in turn will improve societies and generations to come. Using the strategy of professional capital, educators will be able to harness the commitments and capabilities of many to transform the education system in countries around the world.
This is a must-have book for all educators out there who want to strengthen and improve the integrity of our education system for students and societies at large.
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