What Matters Most for School Leaders: 25 Reminders of What Is Really Important

What Matters Most for School Leaders: 25 Reminders of What Is Really Important

by Robert D. Ramsey
     
 

ISBN-10: 141290451X

ISBN-13: 9781412904513

Pub. Date: 10/28/2004

Publisher: SAGE Publications

A primer of what is truly important for today's school leaders, this survival guide is made up of25 fundamental insights and baseline beliefs that never change.  See more details below

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A primer of what is truly important for today's school leaders, this survival guide is made up of25 fundamental insights and baseline beliefs that never change.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412904513
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Series:
1-Off Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface : why this book? why now?
Introduction : some things never change1
1What you do is special3
2Primero los ninos : children first11
3There are no throwaway kids19
4Strong schools make a strong nation25
5Schools are sacred places of hope31
6Teaching is the greatest profession39
7Passion is the engine that drives school leadership47
8What matters most costs the least55
9Schools are only as strong as the community allows63
10When it's your own kid, it's different71
11That pesky golden rule still works77
12Someone has to be the grown-up87
13Good leaders learn to "K.I.S.S." and enjoy the happiness of subtraction93
14You can't have too much integrity101
15Common sense is better than a college degree : the grandma test109
16Sometimes kids need candy more than milk117
17A chicken doesn't stop scratching just because worms are scarce123
18The reverse side has a reverse side129
19The best leader is a "servant leader"137
20Your mother didn't raise you to be a bureaucrat145
21Politicians and armchair quarterbacks don't get it - so you have to153
22If you're not having fun, you're doing it wrong161
23Things are never as bad as you think they are; and you're braver, stronger, and smarter than you imagine173
24You work to live, not live to work181
25It's worth it!191
A final word : the Ouija board effect193
Resource AWhat others say about what matters most (in school and in life)195
Resource BOther books about what matters most199
Resource COther lasting truths that couldn't be squeezed into this little book201

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