The Principal as School ManagerThe Principal as School Manager



The Principal as School Manager offers advice on expectations and survival techniques to ensure the principal's longevity in the district. Like the previous editions, this book is an essential guide to practice and procedure.

Author: William L. Sharp

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 9781610487702

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Page: 264

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The Principal as School Manager offers advice on expectations and survival techniques to ensure the principal's longevity in the district. Like the previous editions, this book is an essential guide to practice and procedure. Its chapter on school legal issues will be especially useful for principals dealing with improper Internet usage, drug testing, and off-campus searches. Other chapters will explain the role of the assistant principal, the importance of maintaining safe schools in a climate of violence, and the relationship between the principal and the superintendent. This third edition contains new chapters and sections on managing the school curriculum, special education, classroom walk-throughs, creating a healthly school environment, and cyberbullying. Appropriate also for graduate courses on the principalship, educational administration, educational leadership, and personnel administration, The Principal as School Leader is the go-to guide for both novice and veteran school principals.

Becoming a School PrincipalBecoming a School Principal



The book addresses common challenges and highlights missteps as well as successes.

Author: Sarah E. Fiarman

Publisher: Harvard Education Press

ISBN: 9781612508481

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Page: 248

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The principal’s role is increasingly understood as a critical lever for school improvement. Yet the job can be a solitary one, offering few opportunities to reflect with colleagues. What does it take to manage the work of continuous improvement—to push staff members constantly to operate outside their comfort zones? What dilemmas and challenges must principals confront? How can school leaders learn from their mistakes and move forward? In Becoming a School Principal, Sarah E. Fiarman describes her first few years as a school principal committed to enacting a powerful vision of leading and learning. Drawing thoughtfully on the literature of school reform and change leadership, Fiarman discusses a wide range of topics, including empowering teachers, building trust, addressing racial and economic inequities, and supporting a culture of continuous learning, as well as thornier issues such as learning to use authority skillfully, dealing with resistance, and managing supervision and evaluation. The book addresses common challenges and highlights missteps as well as successes. A contributing author to several leading books on school reform and instructional improvement, Fiarman engages readers in a lively, frank, and revealing conversation about building the vision and capacity to provide effective instruction for all students and the intensely personal process of learning to lead.

The Importance of the School Principal Research BriefThe Importance of the School Principal Research Brief



Research shows that effective leadership is essential in schools.

Author: Ronald Williamson

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ISBN: OCLC:1065963904

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Page: 9

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Research shows that effective leadership is essential in schools. When schools have effective principals they are far more likely to be effective and to positively impact student achievement (Davis, Darling-Hammond, LaPointe & Meyerson, 2005; Firestone & Riehl, 2005; Marzano, Waters & McNulty, 2005). Researchers have identified a set of leadership characteristics, that when present, impact school climate and student learning. Those characteristics are discussed later in this Research Brief. (Contains 8 online resources and 6 print resources.).

The Survival Kit for the Elementary School PrincipalThe Survival Kit for the Elementary School Principal



Packed with essential forms, letters, charts, and checklists, this easy-to-use kit offers solutions for virtually any leadership or administrative challenge that elementary school principals commonly face.

Author: Abby Barry Bergman

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412972772

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Page: 385

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Packed with essential forms, letters, charts, and checklists, this easy-to-use kit offers solutions for virtually any leadership or administrative challenge that elementary school principals commonly face.

What s Shaking the SchoolWhat s Shaking the School



Neither a manual nor a simple collection of amusing anecdotes, What's Shaking the School will appeal to anyone who has pondered the real work of its appointed leader.

Author: Judy Bertram Tomlinson

Publisher: Trafford on Demand Pub

ISBN: 142692836X

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Page: 316

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What really goes on in the principal's office? What's Shaking the School reveals the school community through the eyes of a seasoned educator and school leader. With candor and caring, humor and pathos, the experiences of one elementary principal shed light upon other questions we have all pondered: How do students at school react to home situations, outside events, teacher personalities and curriculum? What do young people want to know about maturation? How do they view the adults who work with them? What is the most positive, powerful thing that can happen for a child at school? How do parents react when their child is affected by school situations? How do teachers and administrators cope with curriculum changes, student challenges and difficult parents? Are all those hours teachers spend over report cards really worth it? How does the school secretary keep smiling? Is there any power in the principalship? How one person dealt with the forces that impact our schools is the main theme of What's Shaking the School. This school principal kept a daily journal as she worked through her twelve years in two large Victoria schools. Memos, letters, student work and journal entries give immediacy and integrity to this very personal account of a role everyone has opinions about and few actually understand. Neither a manual nor a simple collection of amusing anecdotes, What's Shaking the School will appeal to anyone who has pondered the real work of its appointed leader.

The Principal s OfficeThe Principal s Office



By focusing on the historic development of school leadership, this book provides insights into the possibilities of school improvement for contemporary school leaders and reformers.

Author: Kate Rousmaniere

Publisher: SUNYPress

ISBN: 9781438448237

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Page: 208

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The first comprehensive history of principals in the United States. The Principal’s Office is the first historical examination of one of the most important figures in American education. Originating as a head teacher in the nineteenth century and evolving into the role of contemporary educational leader, the school principal has played a central part in the development of American public education. A local leader who not only manages the daily needs of the school but also represents district and state officials, the school principal is the connecting hinge between classroom practice and educational policy. Kate Rousmaniere explores the cultural, economic, and political pressures that have impacted school leadership over time and considers professionalization, the experiences of women and people of color, and progressive community initiatives. She discusses the intersections between the role of the school principal with larger movements for civil rights, parental and community activism, and education reform. The school principal emerges as a dynamic character in the center of the educational enterprise, ever maneuvering between multiple constituencies, responding to technical and bureaucratic demands, and enacting different leadership strategies. By focusing on the historic development of school leadership, this book provides insights into the possibilities of school improvement for contemporary school leaders and reformers.

Allison s Affair with the High School PrincipalAllison s Affair with the High School Principal



Where is the justice? Where is the outrage?" "An outstanding book for teachers, administrators, & school board members. This is a situation that could happen to any of us."

Author: Ben Rowland

Publisher: G I Pub

ISBN: 0963663208

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Page: 141

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ALLISON'S AFFAIR WITH THE HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL is a factual account of a public school district's blatant racial discrimination practices in an all white rural community in the midwest. A teacher refuses to supervise a perspective student teacher, telling the principal, "I'm not going to work with any God damn niggers." The principal attempts to rectify the unlawful situation & encounters not only apathy & lack of support, but an aggressive & vindictive attack on his character by the school superintendent & board president. A conspiracy ensues. The black college student is denied from student teaching at the school by the superintendent. The teacher's racist attitude is minimized & his discrimination practices covered up by the school board president & superintendent. The high school principal is fired in retaliation for refusing to accept the school district's racist philosophy. Reviewers in 1992 said, "Concisely written. A soul searching story that should scare the hell out of all of us." "A shocking story. The fired high school principal wins the civil rights & state supreme court rulings, but is not reinstated to his former position. Yet the teacher, whose racist actions were clearly exposed during litigation, continues to teach. Where is the justice? Where is the outrage?" "An outstanding book for teachers, administrators, & school board members. This is a situation that could happen to any of us."

The Elementary School Principal s CalendarThe Elementary School Principal s Calendar



This unique resource lays out everyday challenges and administrative necessities to help you plan strategically for the academic year.

Author: Robert Ricken

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412936764

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Page: 231

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This unique resource lays out everyday challenges and administrative necessities to help you plan strategically for the academic year.

Leadership Standards in ActionLeadership Standards in Action



The book responsibly unpacks the metaphor of principal as servant leader to the school's people and purpose"-- Provided by publisher.

Author: Cade Brumley

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 9781610483919

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Page: 151

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"Leadership Standards for Action is a powerful resource for aspiring principals, practicing principals, district leadership, and university faculty. The book responsibly unpacks the metaphor of principal as servant leader to the school's people and purpose"-- Provided by publisher.

The High School Principal s CalendarThe High School Principal s Calendar



Beginning with July, this reference provides a month-to-month checklist of tasks that if properly addressed, will make the school year run smoothly from opening to end.

Author: Robert Ricken

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 0761976558

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Page: 171

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Beginning with July, this reference provides a month-to-month checklist of tasks that if properly addressed, will make the school year run smoothly from opening to end.

Exploring the Role of the School Principal in Predominantly White Middle SchoolsExploring the Role of the School Principal in Predominantly White Middle Schools



By detailing an explanatory sequential mixed methods study grounded in Critical Race Theory (CRT), this book explores the role of effective educational leadership in developing multicultural acceptance in predominantly white schools.

Author: Jacquelynne Anne Boivin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000246315

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Page: 148

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By detailing an explanatory sequential mixed methods study grounded in Critical Race Theory (CRT), this book explores the role of effective educational leadership in developing multicultural acceptance in predominantly white schools. Drawing on the rich experiences and accounts of school principals in rural middle schools in the US, the volume asks how principals’ personal attitudes, professional experiences, and the degree to which they view themselves as a mentor and influencer within the school impacts their approach to improving multicultural understanding amongst students, staff, and faculty. The text is organized into five clear chapters, providing critical reflections, a review of the relevant literature, and in-depth discussion of first-hand data. Six key findings relating to whole-school acceptance, the role of individual principal’s attitudes, and support for teaching staff open new avenues for research and inform recommendations for the professional development of school principals. In presenting key theory and practical implications of research, this book will be crucial reading for researchers, scholars, and practitioners in the fields of educational leadership, multicultural education, sociology of education, and teacher education.

The Principal s Field ManualThe Principal s Field Manual



This user-friendly handbook focuses on five facets essential to successful organizations—mission, strategy, organizational structure, people, and leadership—to help principals become proactive, effective school leaders.

Author: Michael B. Ayers

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412971157

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Page: 148

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This user-friendly handbook focuses on five facets essential to successful organizations—mission, strategy, organizational structure, people, and leadership—to help principals become proactive, effective school leaders.

Effective Principal Effective SchoolEffective Principal Effective School



In summarizing findings on the principal's role in the school, this monograph assumes that the principal is a pivotal figure in the school and is the one who most affects the quality of teacher performance and student achievement.

Author: James M. Lipham

Publisher: National Assn of Secondary School

ISBN: UOM:39015012206903

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Page: 26

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In summarizing findings on the principal's role in the school, this monograph assumes that the principal is a pivotal figure in the school and is the one who most affects the quality of teacher performance and student achievement. The author concludes that the studies reviewed demonstrate that the principal is a key factor in the success of the school. The booklet is divided into eight sections that examine studies related to the principal and (1) diversity versus uniformity in educational goals, (2) traditional versus nontraditional educational values and attitudes, (3) centralization versus decentralization in organizational relationships, (4) directiveness versus supportiveness in leadership behavior, (5) authoritative versus participative decision-making processes, (6) managerial versus instructional tasks as the principal's primary responsibility, (7) programmed versus adaptive approaches to change, and (8) interaction versus insularity in relations with the public. (Author/JM)

The Principal s Quick Reference Guide to School LawThe Principal s Quick Reference Guide to School Law



This second edition contains programmatic guidance for other school district personnel, "management cues" and "risk management guidelines," a comprehensive index, and references to landmark court cases, coverage of the No Child Left Behind ...

Author: Dennis R. Dunklee

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412925945

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Page: 405

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Minimize site-based risk while respecting the legal rights of students, staff, and parents! These recognized school law experts translate the intricacies of school law into proactive day-to-day leadership practice. This second edition contains programmatic guidance for other school district personnel, "management cues" and "risk management guidelines," a comprehensive index, and references to landmark court cases, coverage of the No Child Left Behind Act, and information on state-created danger and deliberate indifference. School administrators can quickly find guidance on issues such as: Staff selection and evaluation Student rights and discipline Special education and IDEA regulations Copyright law Search and seizure Sexual harassment and exploitation