The Elementary Principal s Personal Coach

Author: Diana Raney Williams
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412986664
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Packed with scenarios, coaching questions, journaling sections, and professional development opportunities, this resource supports elementary principals as they handle the day-to-day challenges of school leadership.

The Power of Moments

Author: Chip Heath
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501147765
Format: PDF, Docs
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The New York Times bestselling authors of Switch and Made to Stick explore why certain brief experiences can jolt us and elevate us and change us—and how we can learn to create such extraordinary moments in our life and work. While human lives are endlessly variable, our most memorable positive moments are dominated by four elements: elevation, insight, pride, and connection. If we embrace these elements, we can conjure more moments that matter. What if a teacher could design a lesson that he knew his students would remember twenty years later? What if a manager knew how to create an experience that would delight customers? What if you had a better sense of how to create memories that matter for your children? This book delves into some fascinating mysteries of experience: Why we tend to remember the best or worst moment of an experience, as well as the last moment, and forget the rest. Why “we feel most comfortable when things are certain, but we feel most alive when they’re not.” And why our most cherished memories are clustered into a brief period during our youth. Readers discover how brief experiences can change lives, such as the experiment in which two strangers meet in a room, and forty-five minutes later, they leave as best friends. (What happens in that time?) Or the tale of the world’s youngest female billionaire, who credits her resilience to something her father asked the family at the dinner table. (What was that simple question?) Many of the defining moments in our lives are the result of accident or luck—but why would we leave our most meaningful, memorable moments to chance when we can create them? The Power of Moments shows us how to be the author of richer experiences.

The Leadership Challenge

Author: James M. Kouzes
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780787984915
Format: PDF
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The most trusted resource on becoming a leader has been completely updated and revised for a new generation. This new edition includes the latest research and case studies, and offers inspiring new and relevant stories of real people achieving extraordinary results.

Narrative Coaching

Author: David B Drake
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780996356312
Format: PDF, Docs
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REAL CHANGE IN REAL TIME--THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO WORKING WITH PEOPLE'S STORIES IN COACHING This is a rare book; it is grounded in both a deep academic rigor and a deep personal understanding of how people change. It is a treasure chest of information and insights based in over twenty years of experience. It will enable you to get to the crux of people's issues in less time and help them make significant shifts in the moment. This book is an indispensable resource for anyone who works with people's stories and wants to develop themselves so they have more impact. The tools and models are presented in simple and clear language. However, there is a depth here that offers a limitless guide for your learning. Narrative Coaching is timely because it works at the level of identities, addresses the collective narratives that shape our stories, and expands the roles and modalities we can use to bring about transformational change with individuals and teams. What is new in this edition: It goes deeper into attachment theory and applied mindfulness It offers design thinking as a framework for adult development It shows how change is a naturally human and integrative process It offers more examples and cases, e.g., how to coach without goals This book will both challenge you and inspire you to think in new ways about what is possible in your life and in your practice.

The Man in the Principal s Office

Author: Harry F. Wolcott
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780759105294
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Harry Wolcott's ground-breaking anthropological study into the life of an elementary school principal is now reprinted in a new edition. One of the first studies of its kind, Wolcott uses an mircoenthnographic approach to analyze a single occupation within urban American society. Originally written in 1973, the text skillfully applies anthropological concepts and methodology to the realm of education. This new edition features an updated preface written by the author.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens Workbook

Author: Sean Covey
Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
ISBN: 1633533999
Format: PDF, Docs
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This completely updated and redesigned personal workbook companion to the bestselling The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens provides engaging activities, interactives and self-evaluations to help teens understand and apply the power of the 7 Habits. Sean Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens has sold more than 2 million copies and helped countless teens make better decisions and improve their sense of self-worth. Pairing new interactives with modern explanatory graphics, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens workbook reaches today’s teen generation effectively.

The Daily Disciplines of Leadership

Author: Douglas B. Reeves
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0787967823
Format: PDF
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The Daily Disciplines of Leadership is a comprehensive and down-to-earth manual for school leaders that addresses the daunting challenges that today's principals, superintendents, and teacher-leaders face on a daily basis. Written by Douglas Reeves-- a leading authority on academic standards, performance assessment, and accountability-- the information in this book is based on his extensive experience working with educators, administrators, and school board members from across the country and internationally. Reeves discusses the basic purpose of leadership, presents four key leadership archetypes, and offers practical recommendations for action. Covering a wide range of topics-- from accountability systems to personal communications-- this book will serve as the 'go to' resource for novice and seasoned school leaders alike.

How to Create a Culture of Achievement in Your School and Classroom

Author: Douglas Fisher
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416614575
Format: PDF, ePub
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What does it feel like to walk into your school? Is it a welcoming place, where everyone feels valued? Most school improvement efforts focus on academic goals, instructional models, curriculum, and assessments. But sometimes what can make or break your learning community are the intangibles--the relationships, identity, and connections that make up its culture. Authors Fisher, Frey, and Pumpian believe that no school improvement effort will be effective unless school culture is addressed. They identify five pillars that are critical to building a culture of achievement: 1. Welcome: Imagine if all staff members in your school considered it their job to make every student, parent, and visitor feel noticed, welcomed, and valued. 2. Do no harm: Your school rules should be tools for teaching students to become the moral and ethical citizens you expect them to be. 3. Choice words: When the language students hear helps them tell a story about themselves that is one of possibility and potential, students perform in ways that are consistent with that belief. 4. It's never too late to learn: Can you push students to go beyond the minimum needed to get by, to discover what they are capable of achieving? 5. Best school in the universe: Is your school the best place to teach and learn? The best place to work? Drawing on their years of experience in the classroom, the authors explain how these pillars support good teaching and learning. In addition, they provide 19 action research tools that will help you create a culture of achievement, so that your school or classroom is the best it can be. After reading this book, you'll see why culture makes the difference between a school that enables success for all students and a school that merely houses those students during the school day.