Ten Traits of Highly Effective Principals: From Good to Great Performance / Edition 1

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Overview

How can principals raise achievement levels, energize teachers, and get results? How can you remain productive and effective in this age of accountability?

Highly effective principals have strong communication skills, high levels of knowledge about teaching and learning, and the ability to provide instructional leadership. This excellent, new resource provides principals, administrative teams, and educators with tremendous resources to hone these skills and traits.

Ten Traits of Highly Effective Principals contains ideas, reflections, behaviors, habits, and stories from the trenches to guide and inspire as you seek to increase your own effectiveness. Each chapter in this resource describes an essential component of personal effectiveness. A highly effective principal is
*A communicator - listen, empathize, and connect
*An educator - with a depth of knowledge; motivates intellectual growth
*An envisioner - focused on the vision of what schools can be
*A facilitator - building strong relationships
*A change master - flexible, futuristic, and realistic, and can motivate change
*A culture builder - communicating and modeling a strong, viable vision
*An activator - with motivation, energy, and enthusiasm to spare
*A producer - building intellectual development and academic achievement
*A character builder - whose values are trustworthiness, respect, and integrity
*A contributor - whose priority is making contributions to the success of others

Transform your school into a community of learners, set high academic and behavioral expectations, and create a culture where children feel special and safe.
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Editorial Reviews

Kimberly Kay Janisch
This is a powerful guidebook for new principals. More than that, it also contains valuable insight and examples to assist veteran principals in growing and improving professionally.
Phillip Silsby
I feel that this is a book principals will be interested in purchasing and reading. It has practical advice and relevant examples of how the advice can and has been implemented.
Bonnie Tryon
I could hear the voices of some of the principals who were interviewed speaking to me. The author clearly knows how to gather information and present it in a meaningful way.
Flordeliza Reyes
It is a valuable resource, a must-read, for current and prospective principals who wish to become exemplars in school leadership and management.
The School Administrator
The usefulness of this book clearly lies in the author's treatment of the traits and in the resource guide and facilitator's guide at the end. The content is rich with stimulating ideas that would inspire even the most seasoned administrator.
Principal Magazine
10 Traits of Highly Effective Principals is a 'must-read' for any practitioner or aspiring principal needing direction, mental stimulation, or self-renewal.
Brent M. Hodges
"In all of the books I have read, this is far and away the best. Finally, a book where someone gets it! And wrapping up the book with a discussion of servant leadership is brilliant. I put these books in the hands of all of our principals, and each month at our district admin meetings, one of us presents on a chapter and opens it up for discussion. Everyone loves it and is on board. I have always been proud of the culture of our school, but this book is really helping all of us get on the same page and get the true purpose of our daily lives in education."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761946199
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 8/28/2003
  • Series: 1-Off Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Sales rank: 445,633
  • Product dimensions: 6.94 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

Elaine K. Mc Ewan is an educational consultant with The Mc Ewan-Adkins Group, offering professional development for educators to assist them in meeting the challenges of literacy learning in Grades Pre K-6. A former teacher, librarian, principal, and assistant superintendent for instruction in several suburban Chicago school districts, Elaine is the award-winning and best-selling author of more than three dozen books for educators. Her Corwin Press titles include Raising Reading Achievement in Middle and High Schools: Five Simple-to-Follow Strategies for Principals, Second Edition (2006), Seven Strategies of Highly Effective Readers: Using Cognitive Research to Boost K-8 Achievement (2004), Ten Traits of Highly Effective Principals: From Good to Great Performance (2003), Making Sense of Research: What’s Good, What’s Not, and How to Tell the Difference (2003), Seven Steps to Effective Instructional Leadership, Second Edition (2003), Teach Them ALL to Read: Catching the Kids Who Fall through the Cracks (2002), and Ten Traits of Highly Effective Teachers: How to Hire, Mentor, and Coach Successful Teachers (2001).

Mc Ewan was honored by the Illinois Principals Association as an outstanding instructional leader, by the Illinois State Board of Education with an Award of Excellence in the Those Who Excel Program, and by the National Association of Elementary School Principals as the National Distinguished Principal from Illinois for 1991. She received her undergraduate degree in education from Wheaton College and advanced degrees in library science (MA) and educational administration (Ed D) from Northern Illinois University.

Mc Ewan lives with her husband and business partner, E. Raymond Adkins, in Oro Valley, Arizona. Between them, Elaine and Ray have five children, fifteen grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
About the Author
1 The Communicator 1
2 The Educator 21
3 The Envisioner 41
4 The Facilitator 53
5 The Change Master 71
6 The Culture Builder 87
7 The Activator 103
8 The Producer 119
9 The Character Builder 133
10 The Contributor 151
Conclusion : Personal Observations 163
Resource A List of Contributing Highly Effective Principals 169
Resource B Ten Traits of Highly Effective Principals 174
Resource C Complete List of Benchmarks 177
References 183
Index 193
Facilitator's Guide 209
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