Finding the Time for Instructional Leadership: Management Strategies for Strengthening the Academic Program

Finding the Time for Instructional Leadership: Management Strategies for Strengthening the Academic Program

by John C. Leonard
     
 

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Finding the Time for Instructional Leadership is centered on the principalship and is designed to offer busy school leaders time management strategies for finding the time to be genuine instructional leaders. Leonard provides a set of tactics_called keys_that will guide readers' reflection on the issue of instructional management. These seven keys offer principals

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Finding the Time for Instructional Leadership is centered on the principalship and is designed to offer busy school leaders time management strategies for finding the time to be genuine instructional leaders. Leonard provides a set of tactics_called keys_that will guide readers' reflection on the issue of instructional management. These seven keys offer principals suggestions for overcoming the daily barrage of secondary responsibilities that redirect valuable time and energy away from academics. The keys offered are not in a prioritized must-do list, nor are they intended to be an all-or-none approach. Principals searching for time solutions are encouraged to consider each of the keys and adopt, adapt, or reject the suggestion to fit their personal leadership circumstances.

Editorial Reviews

Ralph Marshall
In my twenty-one years as a superintendent of schools I observed the most successful principals seemed to have a 'gift' to get everything done. In his book, Finding the Time for Instructional Leadership: Management Strategies for Strengthening the Academic Program, Dr. Leonard has unlocked the keys to how these successful principals could accomplish so much. From a true scholar/practitioner point of view, Dr. Leonard shares a message of hope for both new and experienced principals as they face the day-to-day challenges of campus level leadership. This book should be required reading for both sitting principals and those who aspire to the position.
Patrick M. Jenlink
Connecting the tenets of shared leadership with the importance of instructional goals, this book brings to the foreground a clear and well articulated approach to instructional leadership for today's school, focusing the reader on practical examples of challenges and problems faced as a principal, and then applying a key strategy in a process that demonstrates the power of Value Added Unified Leadership Team (VAULT). This is a must read for the student in principal preparation and for the principal who is serious about being a student of instructional leadership.
John R. Hoyle
John Leonard has captured the most elusive element necessary for the successful school principal—time management for effective team-building and organizational efficiency. This is a must read for every principal, staff development administrator, and professor who prepares future school leaders. John clearly takes the reader step-by-step to advise principals' toward better use of time through differentiated leadership for building higher teacher morale and student performance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607095934
Publisher:
R&L Education
Publication date:
09/16/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
120
File size:
247 KB

Meet the Author

John C. Leonard is an associate professor of educational leadership at Stephen F. Austin State University (SFASU). Prior to joining the SFASU faculty, he was employed for twenty-nine years as a public school teacher, assistant principal, high school principal, assistant superintendent, and superintendent of schools.

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