Title: Emerge: The 5 Most Common Challenges Faced by Middle Leaders and How to Overcome Them
Author: Gavin Grift
Gavin Grift, a prominent international educational leader and author, experienced the limitations of traditional professional learning approaches for middle leaders and was frustrated with their approach and impact. As a result of his research, lived experience, and leadership and coaching work, Emerge materialised.
In today's rapidly evolving landscape, it's imperative to confront the ingrained approaches that leaders adopt when dealing with complex challenges like never before. Working as both a teacher and leader is incredibly rewarding and fulfilling but can also be difficult to navigate. Middle leaders can create a positive work culture, foster a strong collaborative team spirit and nurture affirming collegial relationships, but they are also the first point of contact when challenges arise. Emerge addresses these challenges by assisting readers to let go of mental barriers associated with leadership and to gain self-knowledge about their ingrained dispositions, intrinsic motivations and habitual ways of responding. This knowledge enables readers to lead themselves, their colleagues and schools successfully.
Emerge is the perfect tool to help you clarify their mission for leading, determine why you lead, and ensure your values align with the choices you make as a leader. This compelling read will transform you into a more self-aware leader, and you will emerge from its pages with valuable and fresh perspectives that will propel you forward with renewed self-assurance.
Praise for Emerge
‘As a former middle leader and now researcher of middle leadership, I empathised, laughed, cried, and was both enlightened and empowered when reading this book. This much needed resource, by a highly regarded educator and leader, shows us why middle leadership matters, and what changes we can make right now to increase our capacity to look at and after ourselves, learn and grow from difficulties, and maximise our impact when working with others.’
Published Date: 3 May 2023
No of Pages: 180
Regular price: 55.00
Discounted member price: 50.00
|Australian Educational Leader AEL Volume 45 Issue 3 PRINT
Australian Educational Leader AEL Volume 45 Issue 3 PRINT version
ACEL’s Australian Educational Leader (AEL) publication, is recognised nationally and internationally as a practical journal for the exchange of current research, trends, and innovations. It is a valuable resource for accessing leading educational practice and theory with contemporary techniques and contexts.
Volume 45 Issue 3
This edition of Australian Educational Leader captures a defining moment in our organisation’s history, as we celebrate half a century since the founding of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL). Fifty years of growth, of challenges, of successes. Fifty years of investing in the lives of those who have contributed profoundly to our profession. In this edition of AEL, and in leading up to our celebratory national conference, we honour our founders, and those who have contributed to ACEL, making it the organisation and community it is today. Those who had the courage to stand up for our profession, and speak out for education, for teachers, for students and for families, sometimes at great cost to themselves. We are where we are today because people gave of their time, their gifts, and their energy to serve a greater good, and to contribute to our profession more broadly.
Strategic thinking, contingent leadership, and the reimagination of schools
Professor Emeritus Brian J. Caldwell
Professor Nicole Mockler
Dr Jenny Donovan
Changing the game: Mapping the world of school to the world of work
Dr Philip SA Cummins
Improvement: A product of clear goals and good routines
Dr Linda Bendikson, Dr Frauke Meyer
Shaping the future by giving the gift of equitable motivation
Dr Taryn Moir
Leading a critical transformation: Integrating top-down with bottom-up in an infrastructure approach to school improvement
Dr Hannah Campos Remon, Professor Peter Taylor, Posthumous; Adam Kuss
Balancing Acts: Leading school improvement in contemporary landscapes
Strategic plans shape the future
Emily Pearson, Dr Charleen Chiong
Beyond the red box: An evidence-based framework for supporting secondary students who lack basic literacy and numeracy skills
Mastering the Power of You - Edited by L. Johri, K. Corich, and G. Haskins
Reviewed by Kerrie Blain
The Principal 2.0 - Three Keys to Maximizing Impact - Michael Fullan
Reviewed by Meredith O’Connor
Virtuous Educational Leadership: Doing the Right Work the Right Way - Viviane Robinson
Reviewed by Kerrie Blain
Being prepared for the future
Dr Kirk Zwangobani
Regular price: 40.00
|From Edtech to Pedtech
Title: From Edtech to Pedtech: Changing the Way We Think about Digital Technology
Author: Fiona Aubrey-Smith, Peter Twining
Aimed at teachers and leaders looking to create greater impact on teaching and learning through the use of digital technology in schools, From EdTech to PedTech translates research on the effective integration of digital technology in education into relevant, accessible, and practical guidance for teachers and school leaders. This much-needed handbook bridges the gap between knowing 'what works' and knowing how to make it work for you and your learners.
Bringing much-needed precision, fresh insights and clarity to the thinking, planning, and integration of digital technology in teaching and learning, this practical handbook:
* guides practitioners through 'must know' research findings and what they mean for everyday practice
* unpacks different ideas about pedagogy and how these inform digital technology use
* introduces the Funnels of Influence model to help you understand why you think and do the things that you do
* provides practical self-audit tools that can be used individually and across teams to clearly identify pedagogical priorities
* provides structured audit and review tools to ensure that strategies are based on sound research and result in practical, impactful, actions
* provides teachers with practical guidance to ensure that precision planning and a clear focus on impact lead to lasting and meaningful teaching and learning experiences for all learners
This engaging research-informed guide is an essential resource for any school leader or classroom teacher looking to maximise the value and the learning impact of digital technology in their school.
Number of Pages: 198
Published on: 29 August 2023
Taylor and Francis
Regular price: 40.00
Discounted member price: 35.00
|The Wise Leader
Title: The Wise Leader: A Practical Guide for Thinking Differently About Leadership
Author: Paul Lawrence, Suzi Skinner
The Wise Leader offers readers a succinct perspective on wise leadership based on theory, practice, and the authors’ own experience.
The five sections of the book describe the Wise Leader model, five mantras that distil the essence of wisdom for leading. Each section has a theoretical component, theory that the authors seek to bring to life through everyday examples, followed by practical ideas and guidance as to what you can next do in service of becoming a wiser, more effective leader. Each mantra then includes fresh perspectives for leadership development, aimed at supporting organisations globally to maximize their considerable investment in this critical area.
This book is written for leaders at every level of an organization, providing a perspective of wise leadership that lends itself to practical application. It can also be used by leadership development professionals, offering guidance on how to build practical programs to cultivate enhanced levels of wise leadership in your organization.
Number of Pages: 194
Published on: 4 August 2023
Taylor and Francis
Regular price: 60.00
Discounted member price: 55.00