The Principal's Companion: Strategies and Hints to Make the Job Easier / Edition 1 available in Paperback
The Principal's Companion: Strategies and Hints to Make the Job Easier / Edition 1
Combines the most helpful "tried-and-true" strategies with the most relevant leadership research and theory.
About the Author
Pam Robbins earned her doctorate in educational administration from the University of California, Berkeley. Currently, she consults with school systems, professional organizations, State Departments of Education, leadership academies, and corporations throughout the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Europe, Asia, and South America. Her presentation topics include professional learning communities, effective teaching, how the brain learns, emotional intelligence, leadership, teaching in the block schedule, peer coaching, school culture, and presentation skills. Pam has served as a teacher, high school basketball coach, administrator, director of special projects and research, and director of training for the North Bay California Leadership Academy. She has lectured at several universities, authored and co-authored books, and developed training materials for several principals’ academies.
Table of ContentsForeword - Kent D PetersonPART ONE: THE PRINCIPAL'S ROLELeader as LearnerLeader as ManagerLeader as Shaper of School CulturePART TWO: CRITICAL SKILLS FOR EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIPManaging the Art of Human Relations Getting the Job DoneManaging TimeEffectively Working with the Central Office Forging Success through CooperationPART THREE: HONORING THE SCHOOL'S MEANINGUnderstanding, Planning and Implementing ChangeBuilding a Vision and a Mission TogetherPART FOUR: WORKING TOGETHER TO BUILD A LEARNING ORGANIZATIONEnhancing Teacher Growth through Supervision and EvaluationMaximizing Feedback about Teaching Differentiated Professional Growth OptionsBuilding a Collaborative SchoolAsking the Right Questions about Curriculum and InstructionFueling the Learning Organization through Staff DevelopmentPART FIVE: KEEPING THE PIPES FROM LEAKING: ADDING MEANING TO TRADITIONAL PRACTICEFaculty MeetingsFirst Days of SchoolTips Ideas that Work and Align with the School's MissionPART SIX: UNDERSTANDING YOUR CONSTITUENCIESWorking with Parents and the Greater CommunityThose Wonderful KidsPART SEVEN: PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL ISSUESThe Newcomer to the PrincipalshipTaking Care of YourselfKeeping the Professional Candle LitReflections on the Principalship