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Being a school principal is tough, and if you're a current or aspiring principal who occasionally questions why you took on this career or how you can get better, here is the perfect book to help you reflect, restore, and reenergize your work. Award-winning principal and ASCD best-selling author Baruti K. Kafele answers 50 vital questions all principals should ask themselves. In his inimitable style, Kafele lays out the touchstones for maintaining strong leadership habits, inspiring excellence and collaboration in others, and engaging an entire school community in striving to be the best. Read this book to understand why Kafele is one of the most sought-after consultants in education, and use his counsel to transform your practice and deepen your commitment to school excellence.
(ASCD book, 2015) 6" x 9", 102 pages
Increasing students’ vocabulary is vital to their reading and learning success, and promoting the use of academic language in speech and writing will also encourage further understanding. In this guide, you will find strategies, games, and classroom essentials you can use to create vocab lesson plans that are both exciting and effective. Discover ways to engage students in vocab learning with word walls, learning stations, and brain-compatible lessons. Explore strategies and rubrics for assessing vocabulary learning, and plan how to team with your colleagues to increase vocabulary across your grade level or school.