Discover high-impact leadership strategies for a thriving learning community!
This compelling new book provides straightforward guidance and solutions for educators working to transform their school environments. Concrete examples of practical, high-impact, and evidence-based practices help you leverage the “big ideas” of Professional Learning Communities to promote lasting improvement in your school. You’ll learn to:
- Understand the essential role principals and teacher leaders play in leading PLCs
- Foster an understanding of how PLCs can support implementation of major instructional shifts such as the new Common Core State Standards
- Apply high-leverage strategies across your own school and district to improve instruction
|Edition description:||New Edition Large Print|
|Product dimensions:||6.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.50(d)|
Table of ContentsForeword by Richard DuFourPrefaceAcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorsIntroductionSection I: The Principal1. Leadership Matters Evidence of the Principal’s Impact on Student Learning How Do Principals Impact Student Learning? Different Forms of Leadership Impact Learning Differently Leadership Matters, But the Right Kind of Leadership Matters More2. Examining the Complex Role of the Principal The Sheer Pandemonium of the Principalship Trends Shaping the Current Reality of the Principalship Creating a New Normal for Principals3. Move the World: The Essence of Leverage Creating an Operational Definition of Leverage Where Can We Look for the Leverage Point?4. Professional Learning Communities: The High-Leverage Strategy An Overview of the PLC Model Reflection Promotes Progress Toward Becoming a PLC: A Case Study Identifying Leverage Points in a PLCSection II: Practical Applications5. The Secrete to Success: Leverage a Focus on Learning What Matters Most Creating an Operational Definition of What Is Essential The Balanced and Coherent System of Assessment: Providing a Steady Stream of Information The Need for SPEED: Criteria for Designing Effective Pyramids of Intervention The Secret to Success6. Take Away the Traning Wheels: Leverage a Collaborative Culture A Rose by Any Other Name: What Is Important About Collaborative Teams? The Elephant in the Room: Making Time for Collaboration The Turning Point: Building Collective Capacity Package Couriers, Meter Readers, and Copier Repairmen: Leveraging Opportunities to Share Best Practices Take Away the Training Wheels: The Difference Between Monitoring and Micromanaging Teams7. Reports From the Precinct Captains: Leverage a Results Orientation The Right Interpretation of a Results Orientation Three Rules for Using Data Protocols: A Powerful Prescription for Professional Learning It’s Not Pixie Dust; It’s Protocol SOAP Notes: A Tool to Promote Reflective Dialogue About Student Learning Reports From the Precinct Captains Applying a Results Orientation in Schools Tangible Benefits of Data Meetings A Results-Oriented Practice Transforms School CultureSection III: PLC Strategies 8. What’s on Your Refrigerator Door? Clear Away the Clutter to Clarify What’s Important in Your School A Thousand Conversations: The Power of Consistent, Clear Messages About What Matters Flying Kites: Understanding the Concept of Loose/Tight Leadership9. Reboot the Principalship: Strategies to Rekindle, Reignite, Reenergize Your School Get Off Your “Buts”: Responding to Resistors in Your School Making Diamonds: Top-Down Pressure and Bottom-Up Support Reboot the Principalship: Strategies to Rekindle, Reignite, Reenergize Your SchoolBibliographyAdditional ReadingsIndex