Description : Combining proven strategies with new information for developing resiliency in schools, this edition emphasizes the critical role of school leaders and features updated exercises for implementing change.
Description : Blending research with real stories from educators, introduces three dimensions of resilience and describes guiding principles that every educator can live by.
Description : Foreword by Emmy E. Werner This updated edition offers scores of new resources for resilience education as well as an action plan that can be used immediately to build inner strength and flexibility in your students and staff.
Description : This book unpicks the complex, dynamic blend of individuals’ psychological and professional assets, workplace conditions and leadership support which enable teachers who stay in teaching to continue to make a difference in their careers, regardless of shifts in policy, workplace, professional and personal circumstances. Whilst much has been written over the years about teacher stress and burnout, there is very little research which reports on the conditions which are essential for teachers to sustain their commitment and effectiveness over their professional lives, in contexts of challenge and change. Drawing upon a range of educational, psychological, socio-cultural and neuro-scientific research, together with vivid accounts from teachers in a variety of primary and secondary schools internationally, and from their own research on teachers’ work and identities, the authors discuss the dynamic nature, forms and practices of teacher resilience. They argue that resilience in teachers is not only their ability to bounce back in extremely adverse circumstances but that it is the capacity of teachers for everyday resilience which enables them to sustain their commitment and effectiveness in responding positively to the unavoidable uncertainties inherent of their professional lives. The authors conclude that resilience in teachers can be nurtured by the intellectual, social and organisational environments in which teachers work and live, rather than being simply a personal attribute or trait, determined by nature. Resilient Teachers, Resilient Schools will be of key interest to policy makers, head teachers, teachers and training and development organisations who wish to improve quality and standards in schools.
Description : This easy-to-read guide helps school administrators decide if they have the necessary resources and commitment to make restructuring happen. Using his own extensive experience, the author explains the phases of diagnosis and the processes of change involved as well as offering the strategies needed to facilitate reform.
Description : This book demonstrates how you can convert the slogan "No Excuses" into a concrete reality. Written for principals, district administrators, teacher leaders, and other educators, it offers: - strategies for implementing the seven strengths of resilient school leaders. - actions and policies that work at high adversity, high achieving schools. - procedures to help you deal successfully with both ongoing adversity and crisis adversity. It contains: - practical tips and guidelines. - examples and case studies from elementary, middle, and high schools. - checklists, feedback inventories and other forms which you can adapt to your own site. - suggestions - things you can do and say - to incorporate into your daily routines at school.
Description : Educational practitioners in America have become disillusioned with university preparation programmes that fail to prepare them for the realities of the workplace. This volume summarizes the knowledge gained from five of the programmes instigated by the Danforth Foundation in its efforts to stimulate new approaches to the training of educational leaders. The ramifications of what has been learned is discussed and an analysis of future issues for American schools is provided.
Description : Directed to principals, assistant principals, superintendents, and district administrators, offers creative perspectives on the challenges of reframing leadership practice.
Description : `A blueprint to create schools and communities that will spread resiliency in young people' - From the Foreword, Paul D Houston, Executive Director, American Association of School Administrators This book is intended to help teachers respond to school community problems in ways that promote the well-being of all community members. This is a highly interactive book, with activities throughout the first six chapters that can help develop a better understanding of the concepts and strategies presented.
Description : The missing how-to manual for being an effective team leader The Art of Coaching Teams is the manual you never received when you signed on to lead a team. Being a great teacher is one thing, but leading a team, or team development, is an entirely different dynamic. Your successes are public, but so are your failures—and there's no specific rubric or curriculum to give you direction. Team development is an art form, and this book is your how-to guide to doing it effectively. You'll learn the administrative tasks that keep your team on track, and you'll gain access to a wealth of downloadable tools that simplify the "getting organized" process. Just as importantly, you'll explore what it means to be the kind of leader that can bring people together to accomplish difficult tasks. You'll find practical suggestions, tools, and clear instructions for the logistics of team development as well as for building trust, developing healthy communication, and managing conflict. Inside these pages you'll find concrete guidance on: Designing agendas, making decisions, establishing effective protocols, and more Boosting your resilience, understanding and managing your emotions, and meeting your goals Cultivating your team's emotional intelligence and dealing with cynicism Utilizing practical tools to create a customized framework for developing highly effective teams There is no universal formula for building a great team, because every team is different. Different skills, abilities, personalities, and goals make a one-size-fits-all approach ineffective at best. Instead, The Art of Coaching Teams provides a practical framework to help you develop your group as a whole, and keep the team moving toward their common goals.