Beginning the Principalship: A Practical Guide for New School Leaders / Edition 3

Beginning the Principalship: A Practical Guide for New School Leaders / Edition 3

by John C. Daresh
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412926823

ISBN-13: 9781412926829

Pub. Date: 03/28/2006

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Principals are today’s newest superheroes, and every superhero needs a mentor. Daresh and Alexander offer encouragement in a practical hands-on guide to help principals navigate the challenges of leadership. Discover how to:

  • Drive student learning as the primary mission of the school
  • Deal with others’ expectations of you as

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Overview

Principals are today’s newest superheroes, and every superhero needs a mentor. Daresh and Alexander offer encouragement in a practical hands-on guide to help principals navigate the challenges of leadership. Discover how to:

  • Drive student learning as the primary mission of the school
  • Deal with others’ expectations of you as principal
  • Master the technical skills needed to run an efficient school
  • Create and clarify a personal professional growth plan
  • Work effectively with the greater community and parents
  • Celebrate instructional and non-instructional staff in a positive school culture

Don’t just survive. Read this guide and thrive!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412926829
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/28/2006
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
672,444
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
About the Author
Introduction1
1Why This Book Is Important3
2A Framework for Understanding the Beginning Principalship8
Pt. ITechnical and Managerial Skills23
3A Personal Leadership Checklist25
4Expectations for Technical and Managerial Skills41
5Learning to Lead by Assisting56
Pt. IISocialization69
6Others' Expectations71
7Learning Your School's Culture81
Pt. IIISelf-Awareness93
8Reviewing Personal Values95
9Being a "Boss"106
10Building a Personal Timeline for Learning and Development114
11Building a Support System123
Suggested Readings135

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