The Instructional Leadership Toolbox: A Handbook for Improving Practice / Edition 2
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The Instructional Leadership Toolbox: A Handbook for Improving Practice / Edition 2

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by Sandra L. (Lee) Gupton
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412975409

ISBN-13: 9781412975407

Pub. Date: 11/18/2009

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Use these powerful leadership tools to build teamwork and improve instruction!

Every school leader needs a toolbox of strategies for improving teaching and learning. This second edition examines the role of principals in leading instruction and provides practical tools for leaders to reflect on and improve their practice. Emphasizing the importance of empowering

Overview

Use these powerful leadership tools to build teamwork and improve instruction!

Every school leader needs a toolbox of strategies for improving teaching and learning. This second edition examines the role of principals in leading instruction and provides practical tools for leaders to reflect on and improve their practice. Emphasizing the importance of empowering others and building effective teams, this resource offers:

  • Updated standards from NAESP and ISLLC
  • New research that shows how a principal’s actions can affect student achievement
  • Questions for reflective practice
  • Quotes and strategies by practicing principals and veteran educators
  • Additional resources such as Web sites, workbooks, and articles

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412975407
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
11/18/2009
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
199
Sales rank:
614,906
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
1. A School Leader’s Compass: In Who’s Interest?
Introspection: Clarifying Core Beliefs and Values
Personal Skills Assessment
Professional Skills Assessment
Sampling of Published Assessment Instruments
Pointers for the Principal
2. The Nuts and Bolts of School Leadership
Leadership for Today’s Schools: What the Literature Says
Accountability and the Principalship: Making the Grade
Standards for Today’s School Leaders: Measuring Up!
Defining Instructional Leadership
Pointers for the Principal
3. Blueprints for Success
Mission
Vision
Goals and Objectives
Strategies
Pointers for the Principal
4. A School’s Organizational Superglue
Assessing School Climate and Culture
Leadership Essential to Positive School Cultures
From Classrooms and Cubby Holes to School Community
Pointers for the Principal
5. Organizational Conduits: Communication Strategies for Effective Instructional Leadership
Seeking First to Understand
Facilitating Collaboration Within the School
Connecting With Parents and the Community as Partners
Pointers for the Principal
6. A Learning Organization’s Whetstones: Best Leadership Practices for Facilitating Professional Growth and Development
Reflective Practice
Supportive Supervision
Cooperative Evaluation
Collaborative Professional Development
Pointers for the Principal
7. The Lens of Instructional Leadership
Focusing on Learners and Learning
Creating a Climate for Learning
Communicating High Expectations for Learning
Looking for Indicators of Effective Teaching and Learning
Pointers for the Principal
8. Tape Measures, Plumb Lines, and Common Sense: What Counts in Accountability
Assuming the Accountability Reins
Making Good Sense and Best Use of Standards
Focusing on Classrooms for Accountability and Students’ Achievement
Pointers for the Principal
9. The Instructional Leader’s Power Tools: Cutting-Edge Leadership Strategies
The Leader as Architect of Change
Putting Data to Work
Tapping Into the Power of Technology
Pointers for the Principal
10. The Ultimate Leadership Tool: Personal Fitness
Investing in Personal Fitness
Common Pitfalls of the Principalship
In Conclusion
Recommended Toolbox Resources
References
Index

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