Facilitator's Guide to Failure Is Not an Option: 6 Principles for Making Student Success the ONLY Option

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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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: 9781483347257
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 11/24/2009
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Pages: 88
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Award-winning author and educational leader, Alan Blankstein served for 25 years as President of the HOPE Foundation, which he founded and 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. He worked for Phi Delta Kappa, March of Dimes, and Solution Tree, which he founded in 1987 and directed for 12 years while launching Professional Learning Communities beginning in the late 1980s. 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 Book of the Year award from Learning Forward. Alan is Senior Editor, lead contributor, and/or author of 18 books, including Excellence Through Equity with Pedro Noguera, (In Press). He also authored some 20 articles in leading education print including Education Week, Educational Leadership, The Principal, and Executive Educator. Alan has provided keynote presentations and workshops for virtually every major U.S. Ed Org, and throughout the UK, Africa, and the Middle East. Alan has served on the Harvard International Principals Centers advisory board, and the Jewish Child Care Agency, where he once was 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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