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  1. 10 Strategies for Doubling Student Performance

    10 Strategies for Doubling Student Performance

    €30.75

    In a new era of education stimulus funds, this book shows school and district leaders how to create a school improvement plan that will qualify them for stimulus funding. Allan R. Odden provides ten research-based strategies which can lead to a dramatic improvement in student performance, regardless of school or district size, location, or demographics

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  2. The Relentless Pursuit of Excellence - Lessons From a Transformational Leader

    The Relentless Pursuit of Excellence - Lessons From a Transformational Leader

    €27.99

    Research shows that the single variable that makes the most difference in student performance is the quality of the teacher. How do we keep teachers motivated in the face of increased pressure for grades, class sizes and media attention? How do we attract and retain high-quality teachers? This inspiring text offers a refreshing alternative to the portfolio and high-stakes accountability models of school improvement. Based on the successful methods of Dealous Cox, The Relentless Pursuit of Excellence describes a leadership philosophy based on the search for wisdom through personal reflection and community. The authors share their experience with this leadership style and document the sustainable results of transformational leaders working with teachers as partners rather than adversaries. These results include:

    • Consistently improved teacher performance
    • Improved teacher quality
    • Greater professional satisfaction for teachers
    • Stronger community support for schools

    Richard Sagor and Deborah Rickey have tracked this established leadership model for more than 30 years. Their work shows how, when sustained over time, these leadership principles have transformed professional behavior throughout school districts and made a long-term difference for teachers and students.

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  3. Failure Is Not an Option - 6 Principles That Advance Student Achievement in Highly Effective Schools (Third Edition)

    Failure Is Not an Option - 6 Principles That Advance Student Achievement in Highly Effective Schools (Third Edition)

    €30.75

    This is a book for district and school leaders that describes how to reshape the school culture to become a high performing school and professional learning community that is able to sustain success for every student.

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  4. Effective Leadership - Theory, Cases, and Applications

    Effective Leadership - Theory, Cases, and Applications

    €66.75

    This innovative book integrates traditional and new leadership theories—including transformational leadership, leader-member exchange, authentic leadership, servant leadership, self-leadership, shared and distributed leadership, identity theory, and the value of emotions and affect—to provide a comprehensive look at the many facets of effective leadership. Practical and fun to read, the book incorporates personal reflections and current business examples to bring the theories of organizational leadership to life. In addition, engaging and relevant “Put it in Practice” features help students see how they can apply the leadership research to their own work lives, while leadership cases throughout demonstrate how real leaders have succeeded by applying the leadership principles discussed in the book. Written in a conversational style, the book is concise enough to be used in a case- or course pack-oriented course or in a modular program.

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  5. The Culturally Proficient School - An Implementation Guide for School Leaders (Second Edition)

    The Culturally Proficient School - An Implementation Guide for School Leaders (Second Edition)

    €31.99

    The first edition of The Culturally Proficient School was designed as a brief guide for school leaders on implementing the principles and practices of Cultural Proficiency at the building level. Unlike the Lindsey's first book, Cultural Proficiency: A Manual for School Leaders, which is summative in nature, this book was meant to be more 'how-to.' The authors describe it as a 'handbook' for building level leaders (including teacher leaders) who are 'seeking opportunities to have meaningful conversations about developing culturally proficient practices.' It was also assumed that the majority of readers of The Culturally Proficient School had already read Cultural Proficiency: A Manual for School Leaders. The first edition (and proposed second edition) incorporate many of the hallmark features of other titles in the CP series including a running (composite) case study and numerous reflective prompts. The book is lighter on foundational material such as historical background and heavier on skills, e.g., a full chapter on the 'Art and Science of Conversation.' This second edition is designed to bring forward the authors' latest learning about individual and institutional efforts to close access and achievement gaps. It will include the Cultural Proficiency Framework -- a more recent conceptual model that the authors have used in their latest publications. It will also include the most up-to-date version of the Guiding Principles of Cultural Proficiency (from 5 to 9 principles), new material on the art and science of conversation and its critical importance in the health of organizations, and significant updating to the running case study to better reflect the current accountability climate and new trends in policy and practice.

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  6. Flipping Leadership Doesn’t Mean Reinventing the Wheel

    Flipping Leadership Doesn’t Mean Reinventing the Wheel

    €10.75

    The Corwin Connected Educator series is your key to unlocking the greatest resource available to all educators: other educators. Using social media and Web 2.0 technologies, you’ll learn and collaborate with one another in new ways. These short, easy-to-follow books feature practical strategies to use right away—and the dedicated series website lets you connect with authors and access additional resources.

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  7. Building Trust in Teacher Evaluations - It’s not what you say; it’s how you say it

    Building Trust in Teacher Evaluations - It’s not what you say; it’s how you say it

    €22.75

    Your breakthrough approach to top-notch teacher evaluations! 

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  8. The Essentials of School Leadership (Second Edition)

    The Essentials of School Leadership (Second Edition)

    €34.75

    Building on the success of the first edition, this book provides a focused up-to-date introduction to the current themes and dimensions of educational leadership through contributions from some of the leading authors in the field.

     Each chapter introduces the reader to a key aspect of leadership. This new edition has been fully updated to include recent developments, new chapter summaries and further reading, and a new chapter on Developing Leadership.

    Written in an accessible style, this book is essential reading for school leaders who wish to have a better understanding of their leadership role. It is also suitable for Masters/Doctoral students worldwide, and will give those on professional development courses a valuable insight into school leadership.

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  9. The Challenge of Change - Start School Improvement Now! (Second Edition)

    The Challenge of Change - Start School Improvement Now! (Second Edition)

    €31.99

    With practical insights, powerful observations, and critical analysis, this collection makes the widely discussed topic of school change accessible to all readers. Editor Michael Fullan, author of The New Meaning of Educational Change, brings together articles and essays that explore the theories, leadership, and implementation strategies behind the never-ending journey of educational reform. 

    Contributors address the problems that have led to the school change movement and offer solutions and proposals for reform. The articles provide not only practical implementation examples involving schools and communities, but also a look at the essential role hope and emotion play in the change process. Each essay provides fresh insights, such as the importance of establishing collaborative work cultures and the need for professional learning communities, that, when taken as a whole, introduce a new mindset for understanding change.

    The Challenge of School Change: A Collection of Articles sheds new light on educational reform and offers important ideas about how change happens and how it is sustained. Fullan's collection confronts a complex issue with clarity and thoughtfulness and reminds teachers, administrators, principals, and parents that if they are up to the challenge, successful change efforts are possible in any school environment.

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  10. The Principal's Field Manual - The School Principal as the Organizational Leader

    The Principal's Field Manual - The School Principal as the Organizational Leader

    €29.49

    'An extensive and comprehensive resource for aspiring as well as practicing school leaders at every level. For aspiring school leaders, this book provides a multifaceted look at the complexity of school organizations. For practicing school leaders, the design of the content, the broad array of useful information, the action checklists, the quick-read guidelines, and the extensive references provide readers with a useful guide' — Gerald N. Tirozzi, Executive Director, National Association of Secondary School Principals

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  11. The School Leader's Toolkit - Practical Strategies for Leading and Managing

    The School Leader's Toolkit - Practical Strategies for Leading and Managing

    €34.75

    This accessible and jargon-free book addresses key everyday topics faced by practising leaders. Providing hands-on examples and advice, the book shows you how to handle difficult decisions, resolve conflict, and prepare for Ofsted.

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  12. Leading Schools to Success - Constructing and Sustaining High-Performing Learning Cultures

    Leading Schools to Success - Constructing and Sustaining High-Performing Learning Cultures

    €46.75

    Taking a practice-based approach that is grounded in research and theory, Leading Schools to Success: Constructing and Sustaining High Performing Learning Cultures offers current and future educational leaders with operational knowledge they can employ to construct and sustain a highly effective school culture focused on enhanced student performance.

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  13. The Answer Is in the Room - How Effective Schools Scale Up Student Success

    The Answer Is in the Room - How Effective Schools Scale Up Student Success

    €25.75

    Learn the secrets of successful schools

    Citing wisdom from top educational experts and building on what is already working, award-winning author Alan M. Blankstein offers tools for finding excellence in schools, scaling these practices across learning communities, and transforming low-performing schools into high-performing schools. His five-step process includes:

    • Identifying and assessing excellence
    • Creating an action plan
    • Assigning resources such as time, materials, etc.
    • Transferring excellence in the form of knowledge and skills throughout the school and district
    • Sustaining the excellence

    Also included are effective strategies for sustaining student gains, closing gaps within and between schools, building leader capacity, and increasing community commitment.

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  14. Essential Lessons for School Leaders

    Essential Lessons for School Leaders

    €17.75

    Keep these heartfelt gems top of mind. This gold mine of wisdom from top education researcher and bestselling author of Turning Around Failing Schools and Connecting Teacher Leadership and School Improvement contains key tips and strategies every school leader should know. Award-winning professor and former school administrator Joseph F. Murphy's concise and instructive lessons will help you stay focused on what matters most as you navigate the hectic world of high-stakes testing and accountability:

    It really is all about the kids: Optimism is essential, Caring counts a lot, Listen and let people finish talking. Don't confuse excuses and explanations. Each lesson is coupled with context in a few sentences taken from Murphy's extensive real-world experiences. This collection is ideal for use in daily reflections, speeches, staff meetings, presentations, or as a gift to anyone who works with children.

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  15. The Daily Practices of Successful Principals

    The Daily Practices of Successful Principals

    €30.75

    Designed to promote effective leadership, this book is packed with practical tips and key strategies for new and experienced principals. Each of the tips includes practical ideas, research-based information, fresh perspectives gathered from interviews with successful principals, and suggested action steps. The book is divided into four sections of strategies: Section 1- Personal, Section 2- Managerial, Section 3- Community, and Section 4-Teaching and Learning.

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  16. Putting FACES on the Data - What Great Leaders Do!

    Putting FACES on the Data - What Great Leaders Do!

    €31.99

    This book will show how to personalize that data or put a face on it so that users can implement specific actions for specific students. It will make data more powerful and strategic for real use by keeping it personal. Educational change can be conceptualized as a three-legged stool with Standards-Assessment-Instruction representing the legs. Instruction is the leg that gets too little attention and will be emphasized in this book. This leg of the stool fits closely with 21st century Skills ideas such as Critical Thinking, Collaboration, and Decision-Making.

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  17. The New School Management by Wandering Around

    The New School Management by Wandering Around

    €30.75

    Achieve success step by stepThe topic of management by wandering around is not new, but the authorsÆ approach is fresh and timely. This current rendition based on the original work by Frase and Hetzel gives new and seasoned administrators smart, practical advice about how to ôwander aroundö with purpose and develop a more interactive leadership style. This text cites more than 20 well-constructed research studies that show how management by wandering around produces desirable outcomes, including:Higher student achievementImproved school culture Higher teacher efficacyManagement by wandering around is not a rigid, linear process: it is a combination of proven methods and a flexible, organic approach to the whole of leadership. Topics covered include developing meeting agendas, supervising instruction, dealing with marginal teachers, and creating safe campuses. The bottom line? If you want to accomplish more, start by getting out moreùand this book shows you how to make it count.

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  18. The Mindful School Leader - Practices to Transform Your Leadership and School

    The Mindful School Leader - Practices to Transform Your Leadership and School

    €23.99

    For educational leaders who feel overwhelmed, stressed, and underappreciated, this book offers explicit practices to help readers avoid burnout and become the mindful, poised, effective leaders they were meant to be. The book also offers real-time encouragement with portraits of educational leaders who are incorporating mindfulness practices, like attentive breathing, mindful walking about the school building, or calming pauses in the office throughout the school day into their leadership portfolios and everyday lives. Chapters present a brief overview of school culture and climate, research that describes the effectiveness of mindfulness practices, and helpful tips for incorporating mindfulness in daily life.

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  19. The Principal's Companion - Strategies to Lead Schools for Student and Teacher Success (Fourth Edition)

    The Principal's Companion - Strategies to Lead Schools for Student and Teacher Success (Fourth Edition)

    €34.75

    The classic personal guide for principals, updated to address today’s challenges

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