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Book details
  • Genre:EDUCATION
  • SubGenre:Leadership
  • Language:English
  • Pages:506
  • Format:Paperback
  • eBook ISBN:9781667803470

Transformative Leader’s Roadmap

Systematically Actualize Your School’s Full Potential

by John Shindler

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Overview
A transformative leader exists within every educator. And each school possesses the capacity for growth and excellence. This book will be your roadmap for actualizing your school's full potential. It is intended to be utilized by leaders in any role within a school – principals, directors, coordinators, chairs, coaches, team leaders and teacher leaders. The roadmap outlined in this book provides a theoretical foundation and practical steps to guide your institutional improvement work. It will give the reader a clear sense of where their school is currently and what would be required to move up the improvement "pathway" to more actualized roadmap locations. The development of the roadmap represents 20 plus years of research into over 500 schools, countless interviews and conversations with transformative leaders, and involvement within multiple school improvement efforts. The content of the book includes in-depth chapters related to the following areas: • Building the school effectiveness roadmap. • Cultivating the quality of trust at the school. • Facilitating a school-wide vision. • Empowering instructional leadership for improved practice. • Engaging in a process of meaningful strategic planning. • Examining your school climate with a comprehensive systems framework. • Using classroom management and discipline to support your school's improvement process. • Systematically moving your school to the "next level." • Engaging the transformative leaders personal vision development process. When we have a meaningful understanding of where we are, can clearly see where we are going, and recognize in practical operational terms what is required to improve, we can engage our growth process with confidence.
Description
A transformative leader exists within every educator. And each school possesses the capacity for growth and excellence. This book will be your roadmap for actualizing your school's full potential. It is intended to be utilized by leaders in any role within a school – principals, directors, coordinators, chairs, coaches, team leaders and teacher leaders. The roadmap outlined in this book provides a theoretical foundation and practical steps to guide your institutional improvement work. It will give the reader a clear sense of where their school is currently and what would be required to move up the improvement "pathway" to more actualized roadmap locations. The development of the roadmap represents 20 plus years of research into over 500 schools, countless interviews and conversations with transformative leaders, and involvement within multiple school improvement efforts. The content of the book includes in-depth chapters related to the following areas: • Building the school effectiveness roadmap. • Cultivating the quality of trust at the school. • Facilitating a school-wide vision. • Empowering instructional leadership for improved practice. • Engaging in a process of meaningful strategic planning. • Examining your school climate with a comprehensive systems framework. • Using classroom management and discipline to support your school's improvement process. • Systematically moving your school to the "next level." • Engaging the transformative leaders personal vision development process. When we have a meaningful understanding of where we are, can clearly see where we are going, and recognize in practical operational terms what is required to improve, we can engage our growth process with confidence.
About the author
Dr. John Shindler is passionate lifelong educator. He is the Director of the Alliance for the Study of School Climate (ASSC) and a Professor of Education at California State University, Los Angeles. He is the author of Transformative Classroom Management and several articles related to teaching, leadership, and school change. He is the creator of the School Climate Assessment Instrument (SCAI) and Paragon Learning Style Inventory (PLSI). He works with schools throughout the world to support more empowering, effective, healthy, and conscious school climates. transformativeclassroom.com calstatela.edu/schoolclimate
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