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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
What Great Principals Do Differently : Eighteen Things That Matter Most.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
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|Notes:||Who Are the Legends?|
|Description:||1 online resource (208 pages)|
|Contents:||Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; About the Author; Contents; Introduction; Introduction to the Second Edition; 1 Why Look at Great?; Studying Effective Principals; 2 It's People, Not Programs; Two Ways to Improve Our Schools; How Open Classrooms Got Started; Assertive Discipline: The Problem or the Solution?; Individual Teacher Development; Rewards: Punishment or Encouragement?; 3 Develop an Accurate Sense of Self; Is Your Door Open?; Self-Awareness Is a Skill; The Ice Cream Truck; How Attuned Are You?; Faculty Meeting Feedback; Listen to the Best; The Gift of Confidence. 4 Who Is the Variable?Who Is the Variable in the Classroom?; What If the Students Do Poorly?; Hey, Who's Responsible for This School?; Are High Expectations Important?; How Do We Deal with the Demands of Others?; 5 Treat Everyone with Respect, Every Day, All the Time; We Never Forget That One Time; Twenty-Four Students on the Side of the Teacher; Perception Becomes Reality-One Way or Another; Take a Positive Approach Each Day; Too Much Nice; 6 Be the Filter; How Is Your Day Going?; The Sense of Calm; The Angry Parent; Raise Those Test Scores!; When the Principal Sneezes; Stop the Thumping! The One Goal of Every Faculty Meeting"This Is the Worst Group of Kids We've Ever Had"; 7 Teach the Teachers; Teachers Do the Best They Know How; The Test Score Dilemma; The Poor Lecturer; Model Effective Interactions; We Can't Teach from the Office; Get Teachers into Each Other's Classrooms; The Talent Exchange; 8 Hire Great Teachers; The Great Principal's Goal; Wanted: Leaders!; Hire for Talent; Experience Is Not the Best Teacher; the Best Teacher Is the Best Teacher; There Is No Pecking Order; Start Induction at the Interview; 9 Understand the Dynamics of Change; Culture and Change. Classroom CultureClimate Change; My Dear Aunt Sally; What Happened?; How the Best Teachers View Change; Challenges versus Opportunities; Never Even See the "Before"; 10 Standardized Testing; Without Success, Tests Become the School; Keep Testing in Perspective; 11 Focus on Behavior, Then Focus on Beliefs; Understand Incentives; Let's Call Those Parents; Let's Praise Those Students; Let's Improve Those Instructional Practices; 12 Loyal to Whom?; Loyalty to the Students; What Is Best for the Student(s)?; What Is Best for the School?; 13 Base Every Decision on Your Best Teachers. What Will Your Best Teachers Think?Implementing a New Idea; The Best Teachers Will Be "Fine" No Matter What; Hey, I Said One Box of Paper Clips!; The Principal's Pet; 14 In Every Situation, Ask Who Is Most Comfortable and Who Is Least Comfortable; Treat Everyone As If They Were Good; Uncomfortable Feelings Make People Change-One Way or Another; Pay for Performance; 15 Understand the High Achievers; Ignore Minor Errors; Autonomy and Recognition; Teacher Evaluations; What About Burnout?; 16 Make It Cool to Care; Having a "Cool" School; The Great Teacher; Merry Christmas, Everyone!|