Get the fuel you need to drive collaborative leadership in your school!
What type of leadership do you practice? Many of us rely on transformational and instructional leadership. But there are advantages in applying a holistic angle including all stakeholders—an approach known as collaborative leadership. Peter DeWitt unpacks six factors framed through John Hattie’s research while painting a powerful scheme: meet stakeholders where they are, motivate stakeholders to strive for improvement, model how to do it. The blueprint will inspire you to:
- Transform your leadership practice
- Identify where you can make changes
- Build and empower your team
- Incorporate all stakeholders into the conversation
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About the Author
Peter DeWitt (Ed.D) is a former K-5 teacher (11 years) and principal (8 years). He runs workshops and provides keynotes nationally and internationally focusing on collaborative leadership, and fostering inclusive school climates. Within North America, his work has been adopted at the university and state level, and he works with numerous districts, school boards, regional and state organizations where he trains leadership teams and coaches building leaders.
Additionally, Peter is a Visible Learning Trainer for John Hattie, and was an Instructional Coach for Jim Knight for several years. He is the Series Editor for the Connected Educator Series (Corwin Press) and the Impact Series (Corwin Press) that include books by Viviane Robinson, Pasi Sahlberg, Yong Zhao and Michael Fullan. His Finding Common Ground blog (http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/finding_common_ground/) has been published by Education Week since 2011. He is the 2013 School Administrators Association of New York State's (SAANYS) Outstanding Educator of the Year, and the 2015 Education Blogger of the Year (Academy of Education Arts & Sciences). Peter is the author of several books including Collaborative Leadership: 6 Influences That Matter Most (Corwin Press/Learning Forward) and School Climate: Leading with Collective Efficacy (Corwin Press/Ontario Principals Council. 2017) and Coach It Forward: Using the Art of Coaching to Improve Leadership (Corwin Press. 2018). His articles have appeared in education journals at the state, national and international level, and he has presented at forums, conferences, and panel discussions at state, national and international conferences. Some of the highlights has been to present for the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), ASCD and NBC's Education Nation.
Table of ContentsForewordPreface Collaborative Leadership What You Will Find in This Book Why This Book?AcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorChapter 1: What Do You Want to Be to Leadership? What If You Could Be the Kind of Principal You Want to Be? Motivating People to Be Their Best Every Day What Is Collaborative Leadership? Meet, Model, & Motivate 10 Critical Issues Facing Education School StoryMany Hands Make Light Work Meet, Model, & Motivate Discussion QuestionsChapter 2: Instructional Leadership (.42) What Do Instructional Leaders Do? Collaborative Leadership: A Positive Effect on Learning The Politics That Distract Us From Making Learning the Main Priority Meet, Model, & Motivate Flipping Our Focus to Learning Student-Centered Leadership Meet, Model, & Motivate Discussion QuestionsChapter 3: Collective Teacher Efficacy (1.57) To Be Effective, Teachers Need to Be Motivated School Climate: The Plate Everything Lies On Meet, Model, & Motivate Enhance Communication to Promote Teacher Efficacy Risk-Taking and Rule-Following: Finding the Balance Within-School Variability Fostering Teacher Voice to Increase Collaboration Collective Teacher Efficacy School StoryTeachers Need to Have a Voice, Too! Meet, Model, & Motivate Discussion QuestionsChapter 4: Assessment-Capable Learners (1.44) Assessment-Capable Learners Student Voice Needs to Come First Inspiring Assessment-Capable Learning Be More Than Visible A Collaborative Leadership Mindframe We Need Evidence to Collaborate Effectively Meet, Model, & Motivate Discussion QuestionsChapter 5: Professional Development (.51) What Does Good Professional Development Look Like? Flipped Faculty Meetings Collaborative Leaders Debate, Dissect, and Discuss The Core Business of Learning School StoryUsing Research to Engage All Stakeholders Meet, Model, & Motivate Discussion QuestionsChapter 6: Feedback (.75) Feedback Is Complicated Feedback to Move Learning Forward One to Grow On The Multiple Avenues of Effective Feedback Teacher Observations: The Collaborative Approach School StoryA New Collaboration Meet, Model, & Motivate Discussion QuestionsChapter 7: Family Engagement (.49) Nurturing Family Engagement Why Family Engagement Is Difficult How We Communicate With Parents Flipping Family Communications The Partnership Approach Branding Your School School StoryEngaging Families at the High School Level Meet, Model, & Motivate Discussion QuestionsChapter 8What Are Your Next Steps? The Place to StartStrengths The Implementation Dip Moving Forward by Discovering Your PLN Don’t Negotiate or Regulate as Much as You Collaborate Discussion QuestionsAfterwordRuss QuagliaReferencesIndex