Survival Skills for the Principalship: A Treasure Chest of Time-Savers, Short-Cuts, and Strategies to Help You Keep a Balance in Your Life

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This compilation of resources offers practical, ready-to-use solutions to the issues and dilemmas principals faceevery day.

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Editorial Reviews

Fran Madison-Cohee
"A great book designed to lighten the load of school administrators—filled with practical, easy to implement strategies, short-cuts, time-savers, and sample forms and letters. A valuable reference guide for effective school leadership."
Jane Foley
"If you are looking for insight, rejuvenation, and thoughtful, practical strategies for success in your role as a school leader, look no further. John Blaydes helps us remember why we became educators, why we want to continue, and why inspirational leadership is essential to schools."
Deborah Jenkins
"Educational leaders will treasure this handy leadership guide full of powerful strategies and meaningful examples that are easily implemented. School administrators will find practical suggestions for motivating staff, preparing correspondence, and handling difficult situations. This is a must for your professional library."
Daniel P. Gaffney
"Clearly, Blaydes planned well as he linked the themes from one chapter to the next. It will no doubt be a valued tool for school administrators."
Ronald P. Weiss
"This book is very readable for the practitioner. The examples presented are excellent and I think principals and superintendents could use this material for staff development of teachers, paraprofessionals, and for community members."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761938606
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 1/22/2004
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

John Blaydes is one of the nation foremost experts in the field of school administration.

He is an inspirational leader, author, motivational speaker, seminar leader and educational consultant. In recognition of his innovative leadership John has been honored with both the National Distinguished School Principal Award and the prestigious Milken Foundation National Educator Award. John also received the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts National School Administrator Award for his dedication to arts education and the California's School Principal Leadership Award from the California Librarians Association for his outstanding media center program.

In his role as inspirational leader he has promoted a culture of excellence at his schools. His school was twice selected as a California Distinguished School and has been honored with multiple awards for his outstanding visual and performing arts, media center and math programs. Staff awards include the National School Nurse of the Year, the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching, the California Media Center Teacher of the Year, the Sallie Mae First Year Teacher Award, the Orange County Teacher of the Year and another recipient of the Milken Foundation National Educator Award.

John has a broad array of experiences in educational leadership, having been a classroom teacher, school site principal, district office administrator and elected school board member in his community. John believes that the key to educational excellence lies in the ability of our nation's school administrators to provide their schools with inspirational leadership.

Other Books authored by John Blaydes: Enhancing Your Effectiveness As An Elementary School Principal, The Principal's Book Of Inspirational Quotes, The Educator's Book Of Inspirational Quotes

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Table of Contents

About the Author
1 Blueprint for Leadership in 21st-Century Schools: Mastering the Changes, Challenges, and Complexities of the Principalship 1
2 Mastering the Skills of Resiliency 53
3 Mastering the Skills of Renewal 115
4 Mastering the Skills of Reflection 159
Index 221
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