The Principal's Companion: Strategies and Hints to Make the Job Easier / Edition 1

The Principal's Companion: Strategies and Hints to Make the Job Easier / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
0803961979
ISBN-13:
9780803961975
Pub. Date:
01/28/1995
Publisher:
SAGE Publications

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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.



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803961975
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 01/28/1995
Series: Principals Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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 Contents

Foreword - Kent D Peterson
PART ONE: THE PRINCIPAL'S ROLE
Leader as Learner
Leader as Manager
Leader as Shaper of School Culture
PART TWO: CRITICAL SKILLS FOR EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP
Managing the Art of Human Relations
Getting the Job Done
Managing Time
Effectively Working with the Central Office
Forging Success through Cooperation
PART THREE: HONORING THE SCHOOL'S MEANING
Understanding, Planning and Implementing Change
Building a Vision and a Mission Together
PART FOUR: WORKING TOGETHER TO BUILD A LEARNING ORGANIZATION
Enhancing Teacher Growth through Supervision and Evaluation
Maximizing Feedback about Teaching
Differentiated Professional Growth Options
Building a Collaborative School
Asking the Right Questions about Curriculum and Instruction
Fueling the Learning Organization through Staff Development
PART FIVE: KEEPING THE PIPES FROM LEAKING: ADDING MEANING TO TRADITIONAL PRACTICE
Faculty Meetings
First Days of School
Tips
Ideas that Work and Align with the School's Mission
PART SIX: UNDERSTANDING YOUR CONSTITUENCIES
Working with Parents and the Greater Community
Those Wonderful Kids
PART SEVEN: PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL ISSUES
The Newcomer to the Principalship
Taking Care of Yourself
Keeping the Professional Candle Lit
Reflections on the Principalship

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