Facilitator's Guide to Failure Is Not an Option: 6 Principles for Making Student Success the Only Option / Edition 2

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Overview

Help ensure that failure is never an option for any child by demonstrating how school leaders can apply six powerful principles to create successful, sustainable high-performing schools!

The resources in this facilitator’s guide can also be found at the HOPE Foundation Web site at www.hopefoundation.org.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412981743
  • Publisher: Corwin Press
  • Publication date: 11/24/2009
  • Edition description: Teacher's Guide
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 88
  • Sales rank: 592,781
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Award-winning author and visionary educational leader Alan M. Blankstein is founder and president of the HOPE Foundation, a not-for-profit organization whose honorary chair is Nobel Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu. A former “high-risk” youth, Alan began his career in education as a music teacher. Hehas worked in youth-serving organizations since 1983, including the March of Dimes, Phi Delta Kappa, and the National Educational Service (now Solution Tree), which he founded in 1987 and directed for 12 years. He has created award-winning publications and video staff development programs. He is the author of the best-selling book Failure Is Not an Option®: Six Principles That Guide Student Achievement in High-Performing Schools, which received the 2005 Book of the Year award from Learning Forward (formerly NSDC), and has been nominated for three other national and international awards.

In addition to authorship of this award-winning book, Blankstein is Publisher of three Failure Is Not an Option® video series and Senior Editor along with Paul Houston of the thirteen-volume The Soul of Educational Leadership series. Blankstein also co-authored the Reaching Today’s Youth curriculum and has published articles in Educational Leadership, The School Administrator, Executive Educator, High School Magazine, Reaching Today’s Youth, and Inside the Workshop. He has also provided keynote presentations and workshops for virtually every major educational organization.

Blankstein is on the Harvard International Principals Centers advisory board, served as Board member for Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health, is former Co-Chair of Indiana University’s Neal Marshall Black Culture Center’s Community Network and advisor to the Faculty and Staff for Student Excellence (FASE) mentoring program. He also served as advisory board member for the Forum on Race, Equity, and Human Understanding with the Monroe County Schools in Indiana, and on the Board of Trustees for the Jewish Child Care Agency (JCCA), in which he was once a youth in residence.

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Table of Contents

About the Author
How to Use This Chapter-by-Chapter Guide
Tips to Facilitate Discussion
Chapter-by-Chapter Study Guide: Failure Is Not an Option: 6 Principles for Making Student Success the ONLY Option, Second Edition by Alan M. Blankstein
Chapter 1. Why Failure Is Not an Option
Chapter Content Review
Activities
Discussion
Further Reading
Resources
Chapter 2. Courageous Leadership for School Success
Chapter Content Review
Activities
Discussion
Further Reading
Chapter 3. 10 Common Routes to Failure, and How to Avoid Each
Chapter Content Review
Activities
Discussion
Further Reading
Resources
Chapter 4. Relational Trust as Foundation for the Learning Community
Chapter Content Review
Activities
Discussion
Further Reading
Chapter 5. Principle 1: Common Mission, Vision, Values, and Goals
Chapter Content Review
Activities
Discussion
Further Reading
Resources
Chapter 6. Principle 2: Ensuring Achievement for All Students-Systems for Prevention and Intervention
Chapter Content Review
Activities
Discussion
Further Reading
Resources
Chapter 7. Principle 3: Collaborative Teaming Focused on Teaching for Learning
Chapter Content Review
Activities
Discussion
Further Reading
Resources
Chapter 8. Principle 4: Data-Based Decision Making for Continuous Improvement
Chapter Content Review
Activities
Discussion
Further Reading
Resources
Chapter 9. Principle 5: Gaining Active Engagement From Family and Community by Alan M. Blankstein and Pedro A. Noguera
Chapter Content Review
Activities
Discussion
Further Reading
Chapter 10. Principle 6: Building Sustainable Leadership Capacity by Alan M. Blankstein with Andy Hargreaves and Dean Fink
Chapter Content Review
Activities
Discussion
Further Reading
Wrap Up Your Reading With Reflection
Resources
Resource 1. FNO Snapshot Rubric for Educational Leaders
Resource 2. FNO Student-Success Model and Critical-Success Factors
Resource 3. Williamston Zoomerang Survey: Tying Professional Development to Results
Resource 4. FNO Tuning Protocol
Resource 5. Williamston Graphic Organizer and Rubric for Writing
Resource 6. Williamston Professional Development Agenda
Resource 7. Strategies for Making Time
Resource 8. Self-Assessment
Resource 9. Strategies for Dealing With Resistance
Resource 10. Running River Elementary School Mission Statement
Resource 11. Development Process for Mission, Vision, Values, and Goals
Resource 12. Worksheet for Developing a School Improvement Plan
Resource 13. Pyramid of Support at Coyote Ridge Elementary School
Resource 14. Developing a System of Prevention and Intervention
Resource 15. Instructional Learning Walks
Resource 16. Checklist for Using Diagnostic (Preteaching) Assessments
Resource 17. Checklist for Using Formative Assessments
Resource 18. Checklist for Using Summative Assessments
Workshop Evaluation Form

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