Becoming a principal is similar to purchasing a house. It is an investment. A HUGE investment! Consider this book as your “inspection” of the principalship. As others are admiring the paint colors, this text examines the foundation.
This book reviews issues of power, change and culture, but unlike the traditional ways that these and other topics may have been previously presented to you. This text will expose the cracks in the foundation so you can see them and decide how you will handle them. (And at a lower price than any home inspection ever cost).
This text looks to discover thinking patterns that underlay the work and then provide a clear, practical approach for not only the issue at hand, but the great thinker behind the issue. In addition, the text also lends itself to college classrooms, as it has case studies for each chapter, which are meant to kindle conversation surrounding the topic. Furthermore, the sections “Try It” and “Don’t Try It” give further testimony to the practical application of the information. This book has a practical approach to leadership theory. Each chapter has a “Practical Advice” section which provides solid guidance for future use.
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About the Author
Anthony P. Barber, Ed.D, is the Director of Teaching and Learning in the Springfield School District. He is also an adjunct professor at various universities instructing in graduate and undergraduate education and leadership courses. Dr. Barber is also a co-author to Common Threads: Investigating and Solving School Discipline, a Rowman and Littlefield publication dealing with assisting administrators in handling school discipline issues.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - Martial Arts Mentality
Chapter 2 - Try It: Making Change More Effective
Chapter 3: The Meeting Before the Meeting
Chapter 4: How Many is Many?
Chapter 5: That’s Why You Make the Big Bucks!
Chapter 6: The “How Does That Work” Meeting?
Chapter 7: Embrace the Antithesis
Chapter 8: Common Threads: A Methodology for Investigations in Schools
Chapter 9: What’s the Win?
Chapter 10: You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know
Chapter 11: The New Competition
Chapter 12: The 5’s test
Chapter 13: On Saving Face
Chapter 14: Don’t Bite the Boss
Chapter 15: The “Buy In” Is Out!
Chapter 16: Rock and Roll
Chapter 17: My Miracle
Chapter 18: They Have Forgotten Where They Are From
Chapter 19: The Union with the Union
Chapter 20: Too Much Good Can Be a Bad Thing
Chapter 21: The Number Line of Change
Chapter 22: Try It.
Chapter 23: Don’t Try It
Chapter 24: Case Studies
Chapter 25: Situations