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Book details
  • Genre:EDUCATION
  • SubGenre:Decision-Making & Problem Solving
  • Language:English
  • Pages:324
  • eBook ISBN:9780979629518

What Every Superintendent and Principal Needs to Know

School Leadership for the Real World

by Jim Rosborg , Jim Burgett and Max McGee

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Overview
From three brave voices in the trenches come more easy-to-apply, straightforward school leadership ideas and practices than from any other book in print. No-nonsense, often funny advice about what works, what never did, and what you can do to put your school(s) and yourself atop the excellence pile, modestly or raucously crowing. Three of Illinois’ top educational leaders offer 336 pages of advice that includes leadership, ethics, communications, trust, teachers, assessment—even personal hygiene, getting those irksome referenda passed, and what to say to the press, and when. It’s a must for every school administrator. Why buy or read this book? The authors are three guys who rose to the top in school administration because, under fire, they could provide practical, successful solutions to almost any predicament. Even more, they could innovate, cut through the jargon and nonsense, and lead. On these pages, they share what they have learned: ideas, high-impact lessons about leadership, and everyday problem solving that can be immediately implemented at every school level. Their combined wisdom and stories will make administrators think, laugh, and act.
Description
From three brave voices in the trenches come more easy-to-apply, straightforward school leadership ideas and practices than from any other book in print. No-nonsense, often funny advice about what works, what never did, and what you can do to put your school(s) and yourself atop the excellence pile, modestly or raucously crowing. Three of Illinois’ top educational leaders offer 336 pages of advice that includes leadership, ethics, communications, trust, teachers, assessment—even personal hygiene, getting those irksome referenda passed, and what to say to the press, and when. It’s a must for every school administrator. Why buy or read this book? The authors are three guys who rose to the top in school administration because, under fire, they could provide practical, successful solutions to almost any predicament. Even more, they could innovate, cut through the jargon and nonsense, and lead. On these pages, they share what they have learned: ideas, high-impact lessons about leadership, and everyday problem solving that can be immediately implemented at every school level. Their combined wisdom and stories will make administrators think, laugh, and act. Here is the book's table of contents: School Leadership Civic Leadership and Ethics Business Basics for School Leaders Communications Building and Sustaining Trust Planning Expert Knowledge Building Internal Capacity Visionary Leadership Successful Teaching and Learning Adventures in Innovation Taking Care of YOU! Standards, Assessment, and Accountability Case Studies in Real-World Leadership
About the author
Dr. Jim Rosborg currently serves as Program Coordinator for External Graduate Programs at McKendree College, Lebanon, Illinois. He also is instructor of graduate courses in education. In ad-dition, Rosborg is a frequent speaker on topics such as data management, NCLB, school law, and “Bridging the Academic Gap.” This is his 35th year in education, having retired from Belleville, Illinois District #118 after serving as a teacher, coach, guidance counselor, principal, assistant superintendent, and superintendent prior to his current position. He received his doctorate from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville in 1994. Dr. Rosborg has received numerous awards including the “Il-linois Master Teacher” award, the Illinois State Board of Education “Those Who Excel” award, the Illinois State Board of Education “Break the Mold” award, the Boy Scouts of America Russell C. Hill award for outstanding contribution to character development, and the 2004 Illinois Superintendent of the Year award. Besides his recent collaboration with Max McGee and Jim Burgett in writing the books What Every Superintendent and Principal Needs to Know and The Perfect School, Rosborg has published articles about dealing with children with AIDs in the classroom and adjustments needed to successfully implement the 2002 No Child Left Behind Act.
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