Most principals have little or no time to reflect in their first year on the job. Leadership books that are heavy on text are not as attractive to busy administrators. Here, Autumn Tooms offers tips for those new to the principalship and those who support them. Designed in an easy-to-read format, this handy guidebook provides clear, practical advice with concrete examples. Includes: Tips on the daily aspects of managing, Insights concerning politics, implementing change, and finding a sense of personal balance, Brief anecdotes from experienced principals in the field, An 'Instant Replay' at the end of each chapter to summarize information. While the dialogue is woven through sports metaphors, the ideas behind the insights are strongly grounded in the best practices in leadership. This book will be of interest to new and aspiring principals, graduate students, superintendents, administrators, school board members, and teacher leaders.
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About the Author
Autumn Tooms is professor of educational administration at Kent State University. She has been a school administrator at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.
Table of ContentsPart 1 Acknowledgments Part 2 Reader's Note Chapter 3 1 Welcome to the Big Leagues Chapter 4 2 Communication and the Team Chapter 5 3 The Xs and Os of Teaching Chapter 6 4 Vital Stats and the Players' Program Guide Chapter 7 5 When Things Get Ugly Chapter 8 6 Training for a Crisis Chapter 9 7 Bringing the Community to Center Court Chapter 10 8 The Change Game Chapter 11 9 Finding Balance Chapter 12 10 The Letter Arsenal Chapter 13 11 Secrets of Champions Part 14 Bibliography Part 15 Index Part 16 About the Author