Drawing on his experience as a high school department chair, Gabriel suggests practical strategies for positively influencing school culture, building and maintaining a successful teaching team, strengthening communications skills, equipping other potential teacher leaders, and improving student achievement. The appendix provides sample letters, memos, surveys, meeting agendas, and worksheets. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
|Publisher:||Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development|
|Product dimensions:||6.32(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.47(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Well-written by someone who seems to actually know what it is like to work with high school students (and teachers) in today's environment. Jargon-free, without the high and mighty pretensions of most books on building community/collaboration in schools, this is an excellent and highly recommended book for anyone working in education.
The author addresses an area that has not been talked about before. A must read for school administrators, teacher leaders, lead teachers and department chairs. The book is full of examples written by someone who's been in the education front lines not in a research think tank far away from the trenches. The book contains a very helpful section of resources that I've already been able to utilize at school.