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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
Based on their exciting work in the field, Kallick and Zmuda map out a transformative model of personalization that puts students at the center and asks them to employ the set of dispositions for engagement and learning known as the Habits of Mind. They share the perspectives of educators engaged in this work; highlight the habits that empower students to pursue aspirations, investigate problems, design solutions, chase curiosities, and create performances; and provide tools and recommendations for adjusting classroom practices to facilitate learning that is self-directed, dynamic, sometimes messy, and always meaningful.